Updated: March 10, 2017 4:40:11 pm
The Central government on Friday told the Supreme Court that it is not possible to include Urdu in NEET this year. However, the government may consider it as a medium to write exams from next year. The apex court on March 3 has sought responses from the Centre and Medical Council of India (MCI) to add Urdu as a language in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Examination (NEET). A plea was filed by the Student Islamic Organisation (SIO) in this regard.
The bench comprising Justices Kurian Joseph and R Banumathi has granted time till March 22 to the Centre and others for filing their responses in the case. The bench has now fixed the plea of Student Islamic Organisation (SIO) seeking that Urdu be also made a medium for NEET 2017 for further hearing on March 26.
The apex court had also issued notices to Dental Council of India (DCI) and the exam conducting body Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
NEET is the single window entrance test for admissions for MBBS and BDS courses. As per the official notification, the exam will be held in 10 languages — Hindi, English, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Oriya and Kannad. The exam is scheduled to held on May 7.
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