The proposal of having a common entrance test for admission to Medical Colleges (both Undergraduate and PG) has not been accepted by states including Gujarat and Tamilnadu.
Though most states supported the test, it is unlikely that the system will come into effect from next session as Gujarat and Tamil Nadu outrightly rejected the idea at the state ministers’ conference in Hyderabad on Thursday.
While MCI chief’s two-hour presentation on the proposed examination for undergraduate and post-graduate medical courses saw many supporters, others had queries. “Some states which have common test for medical and other streams like ayurveda and dental had apprehensions. Some had queries related to their reservation policy and seats for private colleges,” sources said, adding that the matter would be discussed with the Union Health Ministry and states again. Health Secretary K Chandramouli would hold a meeting with the MCI chief on the same matter on Friday so as to finetune it before going to the states again