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SC to hear plea seeking review of its verdict quashing common medical entrance test

SC issued notice to private and minority medical colleges on whose plea it had quashed NEET.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: October 24, 2013 6:42:34 pm

In what comes as a respite for aspiring PG medical students,the Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear a plea seeking review of its verdict that had quashed common entrance test for admission in medical colleges.

The apex court further issued notice to various private and minority medical colleges on whose plea it had quashed the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET).

The Supreme Court had earlier held the all-India common entrance test for medical admissions as illegal and unconstitutional,saying it interfered with the rights of private,minority and linguistic institutions to admit students.

In a 2-1 split verdict on the validity of the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET),a bench led by Chief Justice Altamas Kabir said that the Medical Council of India and the Dental Council of India lacked legal authority to control admissions to MBBS,BDS and post-graduate courses. This view was shared by Justice Vikramjit Sen.

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