Monday, 2 May 2016

NEET-ug 2016

The final order by Supreme Court expected on May 3
(for issues related to participation of states)
The exam, which is slated to be held in two phases, has also been declared by the Government to cover states like Jammu and Kashmir and Telangana which enjoy special category status.
The Schedule NEET will be conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in two languages, English and Hindi.
MPs across the political divide in Lok Sabha discuss postponement The discussion on NEET found its way to the Lok Sabha on Friday, with the MPs from both sides of the political divide reportedly demanding that the exam be postponed.
“This affects the lives of lakhs of children. Students would be in great stress due to this decision. I would appeal to the government to combine the two tests and hold a single test on July 24,” BJP MP Jagdambika Pal was quoted as saying during the Zero Hour.
Congress MP Rajiv Satav was however of the view that the system should be implemented from 2018, giving the State two years’ time to prepare for it. He demanded that the Government should either find a legal recourse to postpone the exam, or allow all students to appear on July 24.
Shiv Sena’s Arvind Sawant pointed out that students from boards other than CBSE might find it challenging to prepare for the test.
State Government views:-
Maharashtra Maharashtra Medical Education minister Vinod Tawde on Friday reportedly declared that the State Government would file a review petition in the Supreme Court. Mr. Tawde requested students to appear for the state’s medical entrance examination, MH-CET, on May 5, saying that even if the SC turned down its plea to conduct MH-CET on May 5, the students still have the chance to appear for NEET-2 on July 24.
“There are over four lakh students who have registered for admission to medical and professional courses. Out of these 1.5 lakh students opt for medical and dental courses. Following the SC order, we will now file a review petition in the SC to allow admissions to medical courses via the MHT-CET,”
Dr. Pravin Shingare, DMER, told The Indian Express. “We are still going through the judgment but our stand is clear. We would file a review petition against the SC order on Monday,” state medical education secretary Medha Gadgil told DNA.
The State’s plea would bank on the premise that students from HSC Board, appearing for the 85% of the state-level admission quota seats, will not be able to compete with the students from CBSE boards in the NEET because of the difference in syllabus.
The Tamil Nadu Government has also appealed to the Apex Court, against making NEET compulsory for admissions. The State does not have any entrance exam for professional courses, with the admissions being based on the marks scored in standard 12th.
Calling it a crime against principles of social justice, Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) leader S. Ramadoss blamed the Centre for taking the decision unilaterally without consulting the states on matters concerning education which is in concurrent list. He was of the opinion that the State Government should inform the Centre in unequivocal terms that any decision on common entrance test will not be binding on it.
Assam Chief Minister of Assam Mr. Tarun Gogoi has also joined the bandwagon, seeking review of the decision, and requesting the Centre to take up the matter. Mr. Gogoi opines that the decision to hold single test for medical entrance might prove counter-productive for the students of Assam.
Andhra Pradesh Andhra Pradesh Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test (AP EAMCET) was conducted on Friday as per its schedule. “States like Andhra Pradesh possess special protection under Article 371D and the AP EAMCET exam that comprises MBBS, veterinary, agriculture and BDS, will be conducted on Friday without any changes. This was decided after consultations at higher level,” AP’s Health and Medical Education Minister Kamineni Srinivas was quoted as saying.
The Karnataka Examinations Authority has reportedly decided that its Common Entrance Test will be conducted as scheduled on May 4 and 5. A total of 1.78 lakh candidates have registered for this year’s CET. “Although there is still ambiguity on what this test would mean for medical seat aspirants, we have decided to go ahead with CET as it is also an entrance exam to obtain government quota engineering and agriculture seats,” they said.
Gujarat While the State has decided to follow the Apex Court’s judgment, there exists ambiguity over the Gujarat Common Entrance Test (GujCET), which is scheduled for May 10. While the Chairman of Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) said that the exam would be held as scheduled on May 10, the Health Minister said no final decision has been taken and opinion is divided.
“GujCET will be conducted as scheduled on May 10. We have issued hall tickets for the exam,” GSHSEB Chairman A.J. Shah was quoted as saying.
Punjab has cancelled its PMT exam and agreed to admit candidates on state merit list on NEET score..

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