New Delhi/Nagpur: Amidst the ongoing verdict regarding scrapping the AIPMT (All India Pre Medical Test) and holding NEET (National Eligibility Entrance Test) for admission to various government colleges, deemed universities and private medical colleges, the states sought clarification from the Supreme Court today, i.e. on 5 May, 2015, about whether the state governments should go ahead with their state medical entrance tests separately or not.
According to media reports, the SC had asked the Medical Council of India (MCI) to submit a report regarding whether NEET should be made uniform across the country or if states would be permitted to continue with their respective exams for admission to medical courses.
Although the hearing on MCI’s verdict was supposed to be held today, no major progress regarding the same was observed.
The apex court on April 28 had rejected the opposition for holding NEET by states including Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, and Association of Karnataka Medical Colleges, besides minority institutions like CMC, Vellore.
As per the court’s order, the admission to government colleges, deemed universities and private medical colleges would only be held through NEET, and those examinations which have already taken place or scheduled should be scrapped off.
Representatives of the states have been asked to submit their submissions on Friday. Maharashtra’s representative requested that those students who appeared for the exam on May 1 should be allowed to appear in the second phase of the exam as well. The apex court had also upheld the provisions of Madhya Pradesh law which allows the government to have 50 percent shares in management seats in private dental colleges.