NEET 2016: Top 3 reasons why India needs NEET
NEET 2016: A day after the Supreme allowed holding of a two-phased single common entrance test for MBBS, BDS and PG courses through National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) on May 1 and July 24, the Centre today moved the Supreme Court seeking modification of its order to allow state governments and private colleges to hold separate entrance examinations for MBBS and BDS courses for the academic year 2016-17. The AG suggested there appears to be some genuine difficulties and there is a need for some change in the order. He suggested that the first phase of NEET scheduled for May 1 be scrapped and all the students be allowed to take the exams on July 24. Rohatgi said there was a need to modify yesterday's order as there was a lot of confusion arising out of it. Be that as it may, here we list out top 3 reasons why India needs NEET:
NEET 2016: 1. According to lawyer Gaurav Sharma, one common test at an all-India level will bring much-required relief for students, as multiple tests in different colleges at different times and in different states cause much hardship to them. It will not only regulate medical education, but will also bring in standardisation and check corrupt practices.
NEET 2016: 2. By conducting their own entrance tests, many private institutions are selecting academically-weaker but financially-sound candidates. With NEET, unscrupulous and money-minded businessmen entering and operating in the field of education will diminish, says Supreme Court lawyer MR Shamshad.
NEET 2016: 3. Experts feel the government must expand its capacities as private colleges are necessarily going to be out of bounds for meritorious middle class and poor students. An all-India entrance exam is likely to set better standards than those administered by states and private medical colleges. At the end of the day, the country needs better doctors.
NEET 2016 - What the Supreme Court order states: SC has approved holding of MBBS, BDS entrance through NEET and cleared the decks for holding of National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET), a single common entrance test for admission to MBBS and BDS courses, in two phases for the academic year 2016-17 in which around 6.5 lakh candidates are likely to appear. The apex court approved the schedule put before it by the Centre, CBSE and the Medical Medical Council of India (MCI) for treating All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) fixed for May 1 as NEET-1 and those who have not applied for AIPMT will be given opportunity to appear in NEET-II on July 24 and the combined result would be declared on August 17 so that the admission process can be completed by September 30. The order would imply that all government colleges, deemed universities and private medical colleges would be covered under the NEET and those examinations which have already taken place or slated to be conducted separately stands scrapped. The order, ending all uncertainty, was pronounced after rejecting the opposition for holding NEET by states including Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and Association of Karnataka Medical Colleges besides minority institutions like CMC Vellore which had contended that NEET cannot be imposed on them.
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