Thursday, July 18, 2013


SC quashes common entrance test for admission to medical colleges

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday quashed the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admissions into all medical and dental colleges. The apex court ruled that the Medical Council of India cannot conduct a unified examination.
The bench of Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir, Justices Vikramajeet Sen and Anil Dave gave a split verdict on the issue. While Justices Kabir and Sen ruled against MCI's single entrance exam, Justice Anil Dave was in favour of the examination.
The apex court ruled that private medical colleges will conduct their own entrance examination through their associations while the states and Central government will conduct their own tests.
The apex court dealt with the legal aspect and said the MCI can regulate rules for standardisation of excellence in education but cannot conduct a unified examination.
The NEET judgement also stand for those institutes that did not conduct any examination.
CEO Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka S Srikanth said, "What is important is the quality of medical education. The admissions are mostly based on money factor and not the merit factor."
In an interim order passed in May this year, the apex court had directed the MCI and all private colleges to start their admission process, as per the old guidelines where the MCI, state governments and private colleges conduct their separate exams.
Aspiring medicos have been arguing that a single NEET will make the admission process simpler and more transparent. A sting operation conducted by CNN-IBN in April this year, however, had exposed how private medical colleges were illegally selling medical seats for crores of rupees.


vishnu said...

atleast justice anil showed some sense..hope mci will fight again for equality.indian govt should pass some strong law to stengthen mci for conducting a cet

mini dubey said...

great..showed that money can do anything :) law health government all are just puppet of money now a days. thank you all the people who played with medicos life. thanks so much


Neet was not the best form of exam.
Format was flawed.

yemodunique said...

It was good if we had an exam through we can take admission in top colleges of india not just limited to our state colleges. ?.if this would happen there will be huge development of skills and good justice for talented..... AP students cant appear for AIIMS. ?... We can just write pgei and aiims where there are less number of seats.... I wish AP govt would think of it

yemodunique said...

It was good if we had a common exam through which the talented can take admission into any top college or university in india....AP students cannot appear for AIPG.? It would have been better if we were elligible for it...lif this would this would happen the real talent will flourish and would be a correct justice to all.... AP GOVT should take this into consideration...... And every one should be solving the same question paper to reduce the luck aspect

Indresh Kumar said...

decision is delay and unfair a lawful permision is given to private colleges to give backdoor enteries . making fake doctors .........