The medical education regulatory body MCI has announced the finalized NEET UG syllabus and had uploaded on it’s website; since then MCI has been challenged by state governments, parents and students especially from rural backgrounds. Although supreme court has favored MCI’s proposal to hold a common medical entrance test long ago; it is looking like the decision taken was against many states who have concerns and pressures from students and especially from parents and associations.
Students and parents are pressurizing their respective state’s political leaders to involve in the matter and defer the proposed NEET UG by atleast 2 years. Sources said that in Andhra Pradesh students approached Mr. Chandra Babu Naidu the ex chief minister of the state to pressurize the state government. He promised to take part and do his best to protect the interest of it’s states students who have been preparing for EAMCET for nearly 18 months. The problem started when MCI announced it’s will to hold the test to be held only in English & Hindi.
Other side in Ahmedabad parents are forming groups and collecting funds to oppose the maiden NEET UG 2012 by approaching high court; NEET UG is rumored to be held on May 13, 2012 although the date was not seen on MCI website. Atleast 4 to 6 states are approaching or want to approach high court to defend the maiden NEET UG in 2012.
All hopes are on the health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad; who has to take the final call and direct MCI & CBSE. The proposed NEET UG might have advantages but experts too are questioning the timing and the sensitivity related to the announcement made by MCI. Syllabus was conformed quite recently and students are expected to pick up information from Medical Council of India’s website no arrangements have been made to ensure the information reach to rural students; typically speaking India is not such a highly developed country so that rural students find information reading on internet; they rely on TV channels, newspapers; such a media has confused students more than anything else as a new announcement has been made every other day. No final or confirmed news was ever published on NEET UG 2012, So it is all about the legal battle against NEET.
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