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NEET 2016: Tamil Nadu objects, Maharashtra to take call, others continue as planned

While AP EAMCET has been conducted today, Maharashtra's MHT-CET will be held as per the schedule on May 5. See how other states have reacted to the Supreme Court verdict

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: April 29, 2016 5:10:34 pm
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As the Centre gives nod to conduct NEET in two-phases, the confusion on the future of the common medical exams in India still prevails.

The All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) will be considered as the first phase of the NEET while the second phase will be held on July 24. The final result of the two phases of NEET will be declared by August 17, as per the SC order.

The AIPMT is scheduled to be conducted on May 1 (this Sunday), while the Andhra Pradesh Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test (AP EAMCET) has held today. Let’s see how the states have reacted to the Supreme Court verdict:

Tamil Nadu
According to the news reports, the Tamil Nadu state government is not in the favour of the NEET. The state gives admissions to students for its quota seats in medical colleges on the basis of Class 12th examination’s scores.

The government believes that those students who have studied in the Tamil medium may find it difficult to answer the NEET papers in English.

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Maharashtra
The Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) on Thursday announced that the Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MHT-CET) will be held as per schedule on May 5. At deemed universities, however, the decision on the common entrance tests to medical courses will be taken today.

“There are over four lakh students who have registered for admission to medical and professional courses. Out of these 1.5 lakh students opt for medical and dental courses. Following the SC order, we will now file a review petition in the SC to allow admissions to medical courses via the MHT-CET,” Dr Pravin Shingare, DMER, told The Indian Express.

Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis’s tweeted

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Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test (AP EAMCET) has been conducted today as per its schedule.
AP’s Health and Medical Education Minister Kamineni Srinivas said, “States like Andhra Pradesh possess special protection under Article 371D and the AP EAMCET exam that comprises MBBS, veterinary, agriculture and BDS, will be conducted on Friday without any changes. This was decided after consultations at higher level,” the minister said.

The Supreme Court has given a judgment for national level exam for medical studies. It will be decided based on the final out come of the judgment.

Karnataka

According to the news reports, the Karnataka Examinations Authority has said the Common Entrance Test (CET) will be conducted as scheduled on May 4 and 5. About 1.78 lakh candidates have registered for this year’s CET.

MPs in Lok Sabha

Members of various parties in Lok Sabha on Friday opposed holding of the first phase of common entrance test for MBBS and BDS on May 1 saying it gives little time to students, with some of them also demanding that states be given time till 2018 to adapt.

Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Jagdambika Pal (BJP) said a single-phase test should be held on July 24 to give all students equal amount of time, a demand support by Rajiv Satav (Cong) who however also added that the Centre should first move the apex court to get time till 2018 for states like Maharashtra.

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