NEET 2017: The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) 2017 is making news again, this time because a petition has been filed in the Madras High Court for the cancellation of the national level medical entrance examination. The plea has been filed by Petitioner J Gladwin and he has approached the High Court seeking the cancellation of NEET for admission to Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) programmes. He also wants that admission to the two medical programmes be based on student’s performance in 10+2.
The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on May 24 stayed all proceedings including the publication of results relating to the exam till June 7. The case will now be taken for a hearing in the coming week.
The officials of the Medical Council of India, the CBSE Director and the Union health department have been directed to file their counter affidavits on June 7 by Justice M V Muralidharan after hearing a batch of petitions filed by some students.
According to a PTI report, in the plea that has been filed with the Madhurai bench of the Madras High court, the petitioner said that ‘since the examination question papers were not uniform, it could not be the basis of admission’. The plea further said that ‘admissions could be made based on the marks of the students in Plus Two examinations.’