The Medical Council of India (MCI) will not be able to conduct the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) for medical courses across the country this year.
The Supreme Court has allowed the implementation of National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to medical courses across the country. The Apex court set aside its 2013 order by which the common entrance test for admissions to MBBS, BDS and PG courses in all medical colleges was quashed.
Hearing a review petition on NEET, the top court said it will hear the case afresh on validity of the common entrance test. Till the matter is decided, NEET can be implemented.
According to MCI’s Vice-president Dr C V Bhirmanandham, fresh notifications will be required to be issued in order to conduct the test for all states. Even if the notification comes within a week, students may not have enough time to prepare. The country has more than 400 medical colleges in the private and government sector offering MBBS courses.
An institution like CBSE will have to organise question papers, examination centres and human resources to conduct the exam for several lakhs of medical aspirants. Before embarking upon any activity, the ground should be made ready for it’s success.