All Private Medical Colleges to Come Under NEET: Nadda

  • All Private Medical Colleges to Come Under NEET: Nadda

All Private Medical Colleges to Come Under NEET: Nadda

It was said that the President felt unconvinced even after the Union Minister's details explanation over the NEET 2016 ordinance to keep the state boards out of the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test. Pranab Mukherjee has just signed the ordinance approving the state boards out of NEET 2016.

Partially overturns the Supreme Court verdict which said all government colleges, deemed universities and private medical colleges will be covered under NEET.

Earlier in April 2016 the Supreme Court of India had declared NEET to be the sole entrance exam for admission to medical courses across India.

"AAP is against students appearing for CET (common entrance test) and wants medical colleges to follow NEET". Not only that, Union Health Minister JP Nadda also cancelled his Geneva trip on Monday to meet the president.

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

There were apprehensions that NEET Phase-2 will get cancelled after the government moved in with an ordinance.

He also said that from next year, starting with PG examination in December 2016, NEET would fully apply without any exemption. The Health Minister stated that the State boards will get exemptions in this academic session but all private institutions and medical colleges will come under the ambit of NEET from next academic session.

- NEET is being implemented from the current year 2016 itself for all UG admissions in all private institution in respect of their seats.

Attorney general Mukul Rohatgi was at the President's Secretariat early this morning along with top health ministry officials to respond to the questions.

While the Common Entrance Test (CET) has been conducted for government college seats in Karnataka, COMEDK (for private college seats) biology test was suspended.

Nadda said the BJP-led NDA government was always in favour of NEET, and overcame many hurdles to expedite the the matter. But, students appearing for the exam in 2016, will not compulsory for them.

"Govt is in process of taking decision in the spirit of collective view taken at all-Party Meeting and Health ministers meeting".

The ordinance exempts certain state boards from the ambit of the NEET for a year.

"The President today morning signed the Ordinance which was sent to him by the Union Cabinet".

The NEET judgment was revived In April 2016, when a review petition was filed by government of India and MCI.

As many as 15 states had opposed NEET citing syllabus differences and language problems.

Nadda said that the necessity of promulgating the Ordinances arose as the Supreme Court is presently in vacation while both the Houses of Parliament had been adjourned sine- die.

Officials from the health ministry informed IANS that five states - Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala and Tripura - have conveyed to the central government that they will be conducting their own examination to induct students to medical colleges.