With several parliamentarians opposed to the common medical entrance test, the Centre has decided to hold consultations with state Health ministers tomorrow to formulate a strategy regarding the issue.
Union Health Minister J. P. Nadda said that he “looks forward” to the meeting tomorrow and hoped to find a solution to address the concerns of lakhs of medical aspirants.
“Looking forward to meeting with the State Health Ministers tomorrow morning on the issue of NEET.
“I am hopeful that together we shall be able to find some solution to address concerns of lakhs of aspiring medical students & their parents,” Nadda tweeted.
According to reports, the Supreme Court had ruled that starting this academic session, students will have to appear for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) to seek admission to any medical or dental colleges in the country.
Earlier this week, the apex court also turned down a batch of appeals by states seeking to conduct their own medical admission tests and ruled that “only NEET would enable students to get admission to MBBS or BDS studies”.
Following the apex court’s ruling, opposition parties have raised concerns that students passing out from state boards in vernacular languages and living in remote areas may not be able to perform well in common entrance exam despite being competitive.
Several MPs have demanded the government to bring forth an ordinance to stall the NEET for the current academic session.