NEET to include Urdu from next academic session: Supreme Court to Centre

NEET: The medical entrance was conducted this year in ten languages including Hindi, Oriya, English, Gujarati, Assamese, Marathi, Bengali, Telegu, Tamil and Kannada.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 8, 2017 5:40 pm
NEET, NEET 2017, cbseneet.nic.in, cbse, neet Urdu, medical entrance, education news, indian express, medical school NEET: Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar appeared for the centre seeking to conduct the medical entrance in Urdu.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that it was willing to include Urdu as a medium to conduct the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) from the academic session of 2018-19. Considering a submission by the centre, the court said that it was not opposed to the move.

“The exam for this academic session is already over. We can’t put the clock back…The appeal is disposed of,” a bench, comprising of Justices Dipak Misra and A M Khanwilkar, said. Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar appeared for the centre seeking to conduct the medical entrance in Urdu.

Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO) filed an affidavit through its national secretary Thouseef Ahamad upon which the submission referred. The court had earlier said that it was not feasible to include Urdu as a medium in the current academic year.

The medical entrance was conducted this year in ten languages including Hindi, Oriya, English, Gujarati, Assamese, Marathi, Bengali, Telegu, Tamil and Kannada. Prior to this, the apex body sought the response of the Medical Council of India (MCI),  the Centre, the Dental Council Of India and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on NEET being conducted in Urdu.

 

With inputs from PTI

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    Faraz
    Aug 9, 2017 at 9:58 am
    Urdu is purely Indian language. The definition of nationality should also be provided, that after how many years or generations a person can become a citizen of any country. Mughals served Indian for 7 generation still they are called outsiders.
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      chander
      Aug 9, 2017 at 6:25 am
      A former slave should be forced to submit his or master's will all the time. Congratulation to the Supreme Court forbeminding Hindus that they were slaves to Mughal empire. All Indian languages need to be subservient to Urdu. Nobody in the world is as powerful as India's self appointed collegium judges.
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