Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Minister to hold meeting of VCs to iron out issues

Minister to hold meeting of VCs to iron out issues

AHMEDABAD: Health minister Nitin Patel will hold a meeting of all vice chancellors on Tuesday to frame rules for the admissions to the post graduate medical courses.

The authorities were in a dilemma as one group of students wants that the admission to PG courses should be conducted only through National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), while another group wants that a merit list of the marks scored in MBBS exams and NEET should be prepared.

Meanwhile, a group of students took out a rally to press for their demand of getting admissions through NEET which was conducted in November-December 2012. The students said that more than 30 students from state have ranked in top 100. "Despite this, the Gujarat University is confused about admitting students for the 450 odd seats in PG medical courses. The officials of GU had informed the students that they would prepare a merit list with some weightage given to both the undergraduate marks and NEET scores. However, the officials are yet to decide about the admission to the PG courses."

Students said that there cannot be comparison of exams conducted on a national platform and the undergraduate level examination conducted by the university. The meritorious students fear that unfair inclusion of undergraduate marks will give certain undeserving students undue advantage over them, as those who ranked in the undergraduate examination were not even close to the top rankers in NEET. However, the other group who fared better in the undergraduate examination demanded that admission should not be on the basis of the NEET only.

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