In a recent NEWS, SC has decided to review the decision on(& against) NEET PG in July 2013. If you remember long back in around 2010 MCI proposed a single entrance exam and was implemented first time in 2012 but unlucky for students there were several road blocks for NEET PG, several private medical universities filed case against NEET and even many state govt. also backed off even after instructions of single entrance exam, some were Tamil Nadu, Karnataka etc.
This all created a environment of confusion and restlessness among students because of announcement of multiple exams of state and private universities at the nick of time and then there was NEET case(s) going on in SC. Then there was delay in announcement of result and also there was a lot of delay in the counselling. And finally after 7-8 months of tussle, NEET was scrapped. :-(.
After all this, MCI determined that to implement single exam, there is a need for amendment of MCI rules for PG entrance and has to be passed from the parliament. So now the NEWS is
The Supreme Court on Monday paved the way for implementation of National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) for medical courses across the country. The top 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,” the top court said. The Supreme Court had, in June 2013, had ruled that the Medical Council of India (MCI)’s notification for holding common entrance tests for MBBS, BDS and post-graduate medical courses as invalid. A three-judge bench by a 2:1 verdict held that the notification was against the Constitution.
The court had ruled that the MCI did not have the jurisdiction to enforce common entrance test (CET) on private medical colleges and that the move could also violate constitutional guarantee to minority communities to establish and manage their own educational institutions.
Apart from students being forced to cough up thousands towards the fee for appearing in multiple exams and travel expenses, many students are robbed of the opportunity to stake admission claim to different colleges, an MCI official said.
Over 90 medical entrance tests are held across India.
Now with this again there arises few questions whether NEET will survive or not and how will it affect the students. The few things which are pressing here are:
- Will minority and private institutes stay silent this time?
- Will all states participate in NEET, as many states refused to participate in NEET flatly last time.
- For how long the SC will take to finally give new verdict over NEET.