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Problems With National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET)
Various states, including the association of private medical colleges are stressed by the Supreme Court's order reiterating that admission to undergraduate medical courses will be only through National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) on friday and it will be conducted by the Central Board of School Education (CBSE).
The Supreme Court will hear a batch of applications on Tuesday that NEET should not be the only criteria for admissions to undergraduate medical courses in colleges and they may be allowed to conduct their own entrance examinations.
The Supreme Court on Monday set up a three-member committee which will oversee the counselling and admissions under the Medical Council of India until Parliament enacts a law empowering the medical regulatory body to conduct the exam on their own.
Former Chief Justice of India RM Lodha, former Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai and eminent doctor Shiv Sarin are members of the committee.
A Bench headed by the Chief Justice PS Thakur on Monday said the hearing by the special bench headed by Justice Anil R. Dave will take place on Tuesday at 2 pm.
The first phase of NEET was conducted on Sunday. The second phase will be held on July 24.
In the meantime, a constitution bench of the top court on Monday upheld the Madhya Pradesh law providing for common entrance test for admission to medical courses both in government and private medical colleges.
The bench, after a majority judgement, said the admissions to the seats not filled under the management quota would be done by the state governments — IANS
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