Monday, May 13, 2013


NEET verdict in Supreme Court likely today

New Delhi: The Supreme Court is likely to deliver its verdict on Monday on the issue of validity of the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to MBBS/postgraduate/dental and postgraduate courses. 
A Supreme Court bench comprising of Chief Justice Altamas Kabir and Justices Vikramajit Sen and Anil R Dave had heard arguments based on the petitions filed by Andhra Pradesh Government and others for over 4 months and reserved the judgment on April 30. 
Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and several private colleges and individuals had filed petitions in their state High Courts and obtained an interim stay against NEET applicability. 
In retrospect, the Medical Council of India had approached the Supreme Court to avoid multiplicity of proceedings. 
MCI in its petition had claimed that NEET would avoid multiple entrance tests, lessen corrupt practices and irregularities in the admission procedure for medical courses. 

SC verdict on NEET today, 90,000 medical aspirants wait and watch

New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Monday decide the fate of 90,000 medical aspirants after it takes a decision on National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) or the common entrance test for MBBS, Dental and PG medical courses. This comes more than a month after a CNN-IBN sting operation exposed how PG medical seats were being sold in black in clear violation of a Supreme Court order.
Meanwhile, it was the students who had been caught in the line of fire. A Supreme Court order had put a stay on the admission process pending its NEET verdict leaving the fate of close to 90,000 medical aspirants hanging in the balance. The suspense has been leading to anger and frustration.
PG aspirant Dr Ravi Shankar said, "What is the Supreme Court doing? I have been to the court and our matter never comes up for hearing. Summer vacations are about to start. What happens then?" Another PG aspirant Dr Ankita said, "I am one of the PG aspirants. I am jobless. I need an answer right now. The delay is creating mass agony."

Upset with the delay in the admission process, medical students had been organising protest rallies and dharnas across the country demanding a single admission test.
The medical education standoff started with the MCI proposing a common entrance test for MBBS, Dental and PG Medical Courses. Opposing this, Private Medical and Dental Colleges moved the Supreme Court. Asking for time, the apex court ordered the MCI to conduct NEET and also allowed all states and private colleges to conduct their entrance exams but not declare results till the court's verdict is out.
The delay in the Supreme Court verdict had been becoming a source of angst among aspiring medicos who feel the system is working hand in glove with private colleges. Will medical education get a new lease of life with NEET or will the circle of corruption continue?


Supreme Court to deliver Neet final verdict today

Hyderabad: The uncertainty over the validity of National Eligibility- cum- Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to medical courses, for the coming academic year (2013-14), is likely to end with the Supreme Court scheduled to deliver its verdict on Neet on Monday.
The court had earlier postponed its verdict to July 2 after summer vacation. However, the Medical Council of India has urged SC to deliver the verdict at the earliest, since the PG medical admissions scheduled, wi-ll be delayed. The cut-off date for PG medical admissions is May 31.
The Supreme Court would deliver the verdict at 2 pm on Monday, said officials. The state government has approached the Supreme Court against Neet last year along with several other states, deemed universities and minority colleges.
The Apex Court gave interim orders in December, last year, allowing states and institutions to conduct their own entrance tests for admissions, but asked them not to release the results, till it delivers its verdict on Neet.
With this, PG medical aspirants in the state appeared for both Neet-PG conducted by the Centre, in November last year and PG Medical CET conducted by NTRUHS in March this year , while UG medical aspirants appeared for both Neet-UG on May 5 and Eamcet on May 10.
The Supreme Court verdict will enable the state government to make admissions to medical courses accordingly following merit secured in either Neet or the state government-conducted entrance tests. 



Sankalp Tripathi 'Sahil' said...

Sankalp Tripathi 'Sahil' said...

The Supreme Court verdict is that there is no single medical entrance exam.
The Supreme Court allowed the declaration of results for medical entrance examination conducted by private medical colleges.