1. NEET 2016: J P Nadda to meet President Pranb Mukherjee tomorrow on ordinance

NEET 2016: J P Nadda to meet President Pranb Mukherjee tomorrow on ordinance

Union Health Minister J P Nadda will meet President Pranab Mukherjee tomorrow to explain the rationale behind taking the ordinance route to keep state boards...

By: | New Delhi | Published: May 22, 2016 7:35 PM

Union Health Minister J P Nadda will meet President Pranab Mukherjee tomorrow to explain the rationale behind taking the ordinance route to keep state boards out of the ambit of uniform medical entrance examination, NEET, for this year.

After his ministry was asked by the President to explain the reasons for taking the ordinance route, Nadda will call on Mukherjee in the afternoon to offer clarifications, official sources said today.

Mukherjee is leaving for China on Tuesday.

The ordinance, cleared by the Union Cabinet on Friday, is aimed at “partially” overturning a Supreme Court order which said all government colleges, deemed universities and private medical colleges would be covered under the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET).

The President has also sought the opinion of in-house experts on the ordinance.

Clarifying that the exemption is only for the state government seats, official sources had said that state seats which are earmarked in the private medical colleges have also been exempted.

Different states earmark anywhere between 12-15 per cent seats in various private medical colleges for state quota so that students from one state can get seats in another state.

The remaining seats in such colleges are reserved for domicile students. After the promulgation of the ordinance, the remaining seats meant for domicile students will come under NEET.

More than 15 states were opposed to NEET and had raised issues like different syllabus and languages during the recent state health ministers’ meeting.

The next phase of the exam is scheduled for July 24.

Nearly 6.5 lakh students have already taken the medical entrance test in the first phase of NEET held on May 1.

Once the ordinance is issued, students of state government boards will not have to sit for NEET on July 24.

They, however, will have to become part of the uniform entrance exam from next academic session, the sources said.

The exam will be applicable for those applying for Central government and private medical colleges.

They contended the students affiliated to state boards will find it tough to appear for the uniform test as early as July and such students will be at a loss compared to those who from the central board.

The Supreme Court had ruled the students would have to appear for NEET from this academic session itself for admissions to medical and dental colleges across the country.

Tags: NEET
  1. S
    May 23, 2016 at 10:18 am
    i favour neet from this year
  2. S
    May 23, 2016 at 10:18 am
    neet do,why punjab is in so hurry for taking test?
  3. S
    May 23, 2016 at 10:22 am
    punjab should also go with neet
  4. A
    Ajaykumar VU
    May 23, 2016 at 5:24 am
    Defer NEET exam this year1) I know many students who were only prepared for state entrance exam. All they practiced was state model question (and I can say they practiced it very well)because they only wanted seats in their respective states and they did not want AIPMT reserved seats in different states. If NEET is imposed this year they will not be able to compete with other candidates who were practicing AIPMT model questions. Consider a student (We can call him Mr StateExamCandidaet) who worked hard practicing state level pattern and another candidate (We can call him Mr AIPMTExamCandidate).The student Mr AIPMTExamCandidate did not work as hard as the student Mr StateExamCandidaet. Only specialty of the student AIPMTExamCandidate is he is familiar with AIPMT pattern(I repeat knowing the pattern of an exam and practicing some model question does not mean that this student has worked harder than the first one). So if both attend the NEET exam who is likely to have higher chance of success? Obviously Mr AIPMTExamCandidate . But ideally the candidate who worth the admission is the one who worked hard, in this case Mr StateExamCandidaet.2) Isn't it wrong selecting candidates to same course based on two separate exams(NEET phased 1 and NEET phase 2) ?Consider a scenario where two students (We can call them NEETPhase1HighRank and NEETPhase1LowRank). As the name implies the candidate NEETPhase1HighRank got higher score than NEETPhase1LowRankin NEET phase1. Then comes the NEET phase 2 exam. the candidate NEETPhase1HighRank did not attend the Phase 2 exam fearing the exam is going to be tougher and NEETPhase1LowRank decides to write the phase 2 and the phase 2 exam was easier and the now the candidate NEETPhase1LowRank got higher rank than NEETPhase1HighRank because he got higher mark in the easier phase 2 exam where the candidate NEETPhase1HighRank has not even attended the phase 2 exam. Can we say it is a fare method of selection that happened here?3) By the time NEET admission process are completed by September, the admission to all other regular courses will be completed and the students who did not get admission via NEET will have no other course left to join in this year.4)Even if students get admission in Medical colleges based on the NEET exam, the admission process will be over only by September and the students will get lesser number of academic days in the MBBS/BDS courses. This is going to affect their performance and results of the first year of MBBS/BDS courses.Regarding CorruptionThere is no chance of corruption when only state government owned medical colleges are waived from NEET exam this year. People who want NEET say that NEET is the only way to end corruption but those people should see the fact that it was students who protested against the NEET exam and not someone who is earning money from illegally selling medical admission.The candidates are urging for NEET exam phase 2 is only because they want one more attempt because they were not able to perform well in the first exam and they want to give a second shot. If they are not able to perform well in the first exam then it is only because of their fault. What would have they done if the Supreme Court did not order to conduct exam second time. Everyone in their school/college days have wished for re attempting or postponing of an exam which they could not attend well or they know forehand that they wouldn't be able to perform well in the exam.
  5. A
    May 23, 2016 at 5:32 am
    justice should be serve equally.......either neet should be implemended from this session only or should be cancled for this session...government should not be partialthis will only create trouble to student and not gov or PM or president nor any party???
  6. A
    May 23, 2016 at 4:44 am
    i agree
  7. B
    May 23, 2016 at 4:45 am
    Mr. Kejriwal is absolutely correct.... NEET should be compulsory from this year only.... what will mostly uneducated ministers of Cabinet understand about the plight of students ......
  8. M
    May 22, 2016 at 7:32 pm
    Neet do
  9. K
    Kaushik Kumar
    May 23, 2016 at 5:44 am
  10. M
    May 23, 2016 at 8:48 am
    President sir please dnt play with future of students you are the only one who can help poor people so plz dnt sign ordinance
  11. M
    May 23, 2016 at 8:48 am
    plz dnt sign ordinance president sir
  12. R
    Raman Govindan
    May 22, 2016 at 4:46 pm
    why only for medicine! not for engineering, law, teaching, nursing etc.!
  13. S
    May 23, 2016 at 9:41 am
    AIIMS entrance exam is scheduled for 29th May 2016 and hall tickets are being downloaded. What is the validity of this exam? AIIMSs are Central Government insutions. Why this exam should be conducted? If this exam is not valid, what about the money we paid for it?
  14. S
    May 23, 2016 at 9:45 am
    AIIMS entrance exam is scheduled for 29th May 2016. The hall tickets are being downloaded. What is the validity of this exam?. AIIMSs are Central Government insutions. If the exam is not valid then, then cancel the exam and refund our money.
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