No NEET in West Bengal; WBJEE Will Remain As Usual

As a breather to thousands of medical aspirants; NEET UG has been put on hold in West Bengal. The West Bengal Joint Entrance Board will hold the test for medical college admissions even this year. West Bengal too had taken the route along with other opposing states like Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamilnadu and Jammu & Kashmir which managed to escape NEET (the common medical entrance test proposed by MCI) next year.

Times of India reported that, “After a meeting of the JEE board members with officials of the higher education and health departments on Wednesday, the board unanimously decided to conduct the JEE medical and engineering 2012 as usual. “We’ll issue the final notification soon and start distributing forms,” said board chairman Bhaskar Gupta”.

WBJEE is likely to be held on April 15, 2012 and the test remains as usual. West Bengal too had issues with vernacular languages and syllabus, the state higher education department had taken this into consideration and is deferring NEET UG.

Although news are wandering around that NEET UG will not take place next year; students are confused as no official announcement is made by the Medical Council of India.

What are your views!

Source: Times of India

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55 comments on “No NEET in West Bengal; WBJEE Will Remain As Usual

  1. b.dey says:

    mamata is deger for westbengal puple

  2. tristan says:

    can any1 enlighten me about the dates when the application forms of the medical entrance tests are coming out???

  3. the game changer says:

    THOUGH I DON’T KNOW ABOUT NEET BEING IMPLEMENTED BUT THIS NEWS OF THE HINDU IN WHICH AIIMS CHIEF HAS EXPRESSED HIS VIEWS SHOULD REACH MCI OFFICE ……….

    I DON’T THINK ANYONE SHOULD BE OPPOSING IT ……..

  4. mohd javed KANPUR says:

    NEET will not help improve quality: AIIMS chief

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    Says institution not to adopt test, conducting it in a transparent manner would be difficult.

    “The Medical Council of India’s decision to conduct a single National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) for MBBS admissions at various government and private medical colleges across the country is quite unlikely to yield the desired results and improve the quality of medical education,” Ramesh Chandra Deka, Director and Chief Executive Officer of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, says.

    Talking to The Hindu in Pathanamthitta recently, Prof. Deka said a single national-level common entrance examination for MBBS admissions was a lofty idea. However, the conduct of the examination in a transparent and foolproof manner would be a difficult task in a vast country like India.

    The first NEET is expected to be held on May 13, 2012.

    “Here, we do not have a common curriculum or uniform syllabus for higher secondary education. Different States follow their own syllabus and curriculum, and students can even opt for writing the examinations in their vernacular language,” he said.

    Prof. Deka said it was of the utmost importance to set certain standards for the qualifying examinations before introducing NEET. Introduction of a uniform higher secondary curriculum and syllabus across the country was a prime requisite before going for a national-level single entrance examination. Otherwise, it might lead to a denial of justice to the major chunk of children in rural India.

    He said AIIMS had decided to opt out of NEET. The governments of Karnataka and Gujarat had stated that they would be opting out.

    He said it was better the medical entrance examinations were conducted by the University Grants Commission or by the medical universities in various States in a foolproof and transparent manner to check the “assumed corruption” involved in the process. What was needed was decentralisation, instead of centralisation.

    Let the private colleges form a confederation and conduct an entrance examinations of their own, giving topmost priority to transparency and quality assurance, under the strict supervision and guidance of the respective medical university, he suggested.

    Moreover, the duty of the MCI is to ensure quality of medical education and proper infrastructure at various medical education institutes across the country and not conducting examinations, he added.

    Prof. Deka said erosion of values and professional ethics was a major problem facing the health-care sector in the modern times. “We have to tackle this problem effectively by inculcating ethical values in the young minds well before they embark on their mission in pursuit of professional knowledge. Every MBBS student should compulsorily undergo a foundation course in ethics and social behaviour in the first year itself,” he said.

    The commercial culture in the corporate world should not be permitted to lure the young generation doctors away from their social and moral responsibility.

    Prof. Deka said it was of much importance to expose medical students to the rural health-care sector from the first year of the MBBS course so that they could understand the actual health-care needs of the rural population in a better way.

    A majority of the Indian population lived in rural reaches. The government should provide better facilities for education, transport, drinking water supply, power supply, health care, and other basic infrastructure in rural areas to attract more health-care personnel to these places.

    He said the government move to appoint health-care practitioners in rural areas was a welcome move as doctors were not necessarily required for elementary health care in these areas. He said the advantages of modern technology, such as telemedicine, should be effectively utilised in the field of rural health care.

    However, the AIIMS chief was not for making rural service mandatory for every medical graduate as he felt that imposing such things upon a professional would do more harm than good. Instead, the government should give incentives, promotions, bonus marks, and so on to those who came forward to work in rural areas, besides improving infrastructure in rural India.

    Delivering the convocation address at the Pushpagiri Insitute of Medical Sciences and Research in Thiruvalla on November 28, Prof. Deka said 70 per cent of India’s population lived in rural areas. Access to health care for treating basic and primary diseases such as diarrhoea and respiratory infections was not available for a large section of the rural population.

    However, Kerala, with its low infant and maternal mortality rates at par with many developed countries, had done better in the field of health care than various other States had.

    Prof. Deka said the strength of a nation was judged from the education and health of its citizens. Education and health were complementary to each other and the quality of health-care system was an important parameter of progress.

    He stressed the need to work for improving the health sector in terms of producing a competent workforce and delivering affordable and quality health care to all, besides taking measures to prevent and control diseases with a holistic approach.

    Prof. Deka called upon the medical students to gain experience in providing quality and safe practice of medicine to the rural population.

    “Our leaders are faced with the challenges to reconcile between poverty and plenty, development and corruption, tradition and modernism, and most important, the urban and rural divide,” he said. It is the responsibility of the medical professionals in the country to ensure that every Indian has access to primary health care, including safe conduct of delivery and care for women’s health.

  5. Kumar says:

    @Game bhai
    ek bat notice ke aapne jab bhi koi news kisi ke favour me aati hai jab bhi woh jyada uchhalta hai tabhi Paunati lag jati hai YEh Sopport or oppose dono ke liye hai.

    • the game changer says:

      KUMAR BHAI BAHUT TIME BAAD ……….. LIKHTE RAHA KARO YAAR ……..

      WAISE AIMMS CHIEF KI BAATEIN KAISI LAGI ………..

      • kumar says:

        @Game bhai
        Hamne socha hamare likhne ya na likhne se Govt ke decission per koi Fark nahi Padega. Is liye hamne Padai per dhyan dena uchit samjha.
        But AIIMs Chief Ne sahi kaha ki centrally Exam Karane ki jagah State pmt se Corruption hata de
        to sabki probem solve.

  6. Kumar says:

    Game bhai
    ek bat notice ke aapne jab bhi koi news kisi ke favour me aati hai jab bhi woh jyada uchhalta hai tabhi Paunati lag jati hai YEh Sopport or oppose dono ke liye hai.

  7. mehek says:

    god plz save us from cruel mci. we have almost completed our studies and a change in pattern will surely effect us mentally …….. plz help us .

  8. the game changer says:

    http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-educationplus/article2687617.ece

    intelligent words of aiims chief ……………… hope govt. takes notice of it ………..

  9. Rahul says:

    CBSE is almost ready for printing of NEET UG 2012 Prospectus but before that they need final nods from Health Ministry…so, the ball is still in the court of health ministry…GOD PLZ give enough sense to this health ministry at the earliest so that they decide the final thing regarding NEET…You can see here http://dailypioneer.com/nation/25405-approve-mbbs-syllabus-at-earliest-cbse-to-min.html

  10. # says:

    @game changer
    so u accept atleast 50% chance just go & see still no notification is uploaded on WBJEE ,kerla declared only for medical allied.
    game abhi baki hai dost

  11. B K GUPTA says:

    @Jignesh,
    are the same jignesh who gathered parents , agents and brokers at Ahmedabad for photograph against NEET for publi jignesh shing in news papers. The whole Gujarat suspects U money spinner for Pvt medical colleges in Karanatka and Maharshtra.

    • the game changer says:

      MR.
      WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM ………….. IS ANY OPPOSER TARGETIING ANY SUPPORTER HERE ……… THEN WHY ARE U DOING SO ……… CHOOSE SOME OTHER PLACE TO REMOVE YOUR FRUSTRATION ………. THEIR IS STILL 50 -50% CHANCE FOR NEET UG ……….. SO PLZ WAIT …….

  12. prahlad says:

    hello to all
    i have been reading the discussion going on in career mitra and have concluded that their should be two exams atleast :
    aipmt ( with all pvt. colleges and aiims and jipmer )
    state pmt ( so that students can get another chance to prove in less pressurized environment
    )
    even if neet takes place then it should after 2 years after framing common syllabus . after the education has been made common reservation of all soughts should be removed .

  13. This is to inform all the blog viewers that notification for gujcet exam(Gujarat common entrance test) has been published in local news papers by guj board today.
    the link for same is http://www.gseb.org/gseb/Portal/News/190_1_Binder3.pdf

    Dr.Jignesh Shah

  14. # says:

    @GAME CHANGER
    My dear friend game, game is not over yet if u read carefully note by Health minister ” once neet implemented all medical college will come under neet so declaration by state hardly maters” just u wait till 15 december u will hear some blasting news on CBSE site now nothing will come on MCI site.

  15. the game changer says:

    HELLO SRIKANTH SIR
    IT IS REALLY FRUSTATING TO SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING. SOME DAY NEWS COME THAT NEET IS ABOUT TO BE CANCELLED AND OTHER DAY NEWS COME THAT SOME STATE HAS AGREED.

    PLZ SIR CAN U TELL WHAT U THINK ABOUT NEET ? WILL IT BE IMPLEMENTED IN 2012 OR NOT?
    PLZ SIR PLZ REPLY ………………

    • RISE OF JATT says:

      yes sir plz reply
      neet was being brought to remove corruption but the most corrupted states have already been exempted. with 8 -9 states being exempted can neet go on??????????

      everyday i switch on tv i watch a new scam coming up in south india. these are the most corrupt states which need neet . but why should we be the one to bear ………………..

  16. # says:

    http://www.thesangaiexpress.com/sangai-express-news.php?newsid=11193
    Sangai Digest : Full Story

    ——————————————————————————–

    Medical entrance

    IMPHAL, Dec 2: State Medical Directorate has informed the intending can- didates for nomination to Manipur MBBS/BDS seats for the academic session 2012-2013 to appear in the NEET 2012 to be conducted by CBSE in May next year.

    Detailed information can be seen on the websites: http://www.cbse.gov.in and http://www.aipmt.inc.in.

    There will be no separate Manipur MBBS/BDS entrance examination 2012, said a press release.

  17. the game changer says:

    http://www.indiaeducation.net/AIPMT/Application-Form.aspx

    it is being said that aipmt forms will be out by 13 december and will remain till 30 december …………

  18. Rahul says:

    @SRIKANTH SIR, What do you thing regarding neet notification.will it be out in news till today’s late night..I’m from W.B.though here WBJEE has been announced but still there is a lot of uncertainty behind many things!!!we are in tension and are upset.

  19. # says:

    http://www.deccanchronicle.com/channels/cities/bengaluru/cet-students-can-apply-online-782

    Confusion continues over entrance test

    The confusion surrounding the implementation of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)-Under Graduate (UG) for admission to medical courses, continues.

    According to sources in the higher education department, following stiff resistance from private medical colleges and deemed universities, the State is planning to delay the implementation of NEET-UG for two years in Karnataka.

    A majority of officials in the education department, however, still want the government to implement the NEET-UG from 2012 as originally planned.

    A senior officer of the education department, on condition of anonymity, told this newspaper on Thursday that Higher Education Minister Dr.V.S. Acharya held consultations with senior officials of the department to chart out a strategy to convince the central government and the Medical Council of India to postpone the implementation of NEET-UG by two years in the state.

  20. lol says:

    Medical Council of India (MCI) is reported to have written to the Union law ministry stating that conducting National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) will not be possible this year, sources said. NEET was to be introduced by the MCI as a common entrance exam for admission in MBBS colleges all over the country.

    The council will make a formal decision about not holding the NEET exam from this year soon, sources added. MCI has decided to offer NEET following SC directives but the plan met with lot of opposition from several states with many chief ministers writing against the test. MCI has expressed that NEET cannot be implemented from this year as there was a complete lack of consensus.

    What’s more, petitions were filed in the high courts of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Jammu and Kashmir and stay orders granted against organizing NEET. There are also reports of pressure from the South lobby which have big stakes in self-financed colleges and would suffer losses in terms of capitation fee if admissions are granted on basis of a single test.

    In Gujarat too, the NEET met with severe opposition not only from the state government but also from parents of students of class XI and XII (science) who actively campaigned against the entrance test. Gujarat’s prime opposition against NEET was that not conducting the test in local language would be unfair to the 70% students who study in Gujarati medium.

    Moreover, there is 30-35% difference between the NEET and the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) syllabus, which will not offer the local students a level playing field.

    Gujarat had said that it will join NEET only if the test is offered in Gujarati language and the difference between the two syllabuses is bridged. In addition, Gujarat had said that it will join the exam only after 2012.

    Academicians said that NEET is a landmark step in the medical education and it should be implemented.

  21. sahil ahuja says:

    no scope for neet . mci is hinting towards postponing the exam . am hoping for aipmt notification as soon as possible .

  22. swaranjeet singh(punjab) says:

    hello to all
    guys the last time i had written was probably a month back .
    the condition at that time and condition at this time are same . neet won’t be possible in 2012 . it is too late now and only thing we are hearing is about cancellation .

    stop discussing why and why not neet is needed and focus on aipmt ????????????????????

  23. b k gupta says:

    Please read the AIIMS notification for PG? Please conclude and give your opinion?

  24. the game changer says:

    Guwahati, Dec 01 (PTI) Assam government will soon take a decision on Common Entrance Exam (CEE) for medical and engineering colleges in the state, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said today. “I’ll hold discussions with my education minister and take a decision on CEE soon”, Gogoi told reporters here. On the confusion among students wanting to sit for CEE 2012 as application forms are not issued so far, Gogoi said, “we’ll inform the students soon about the exam”. Authorities of the Dibrugarh University conducting the CEE-Assam also said that there was no instruction till date from the state government for holding the exam in 2012. Confusion prevailed among the Class XII students here whether the CEE-Assam would be held next year in view of the Medical Council of India (MCI) announcing the common National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2012 for Medical College Admission (MBBS) by including all the medical colleges in the country. With no announcement made so far by the Assam government on holding or not holding the CEE, the prospective applicants’ anxiety was compounded by several states, including Andhra Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu taking a decision on going ahead with their state entrance test instead of NEET. PTI ESB PR

  25. shivani says:

    why all people are affraid of NEET yaar …….let it be conducted, after it…there will be a positive change in the standards of medical education.Aspirants should make themselves prepared to face such standard examination.this shows that students want to become DOCTOR any how by going through easy exams. Afterall this is question of life n death for patients yaar.so DOCTORS should be made only after going through a tough exam….people want that exam should be of state standard so that they can be selected easily.CBSE syllabus should be standard syllabus for all…n when students have to appear for medical entrance…they should prepare according to CBSE syllabus.It will bring alertness in aspirant’s mind and he/she will do more hard work on studies and so he/she will be a more eligible and capable DOCTOR. Because within last many years there has been no positive development in the medical field.So it is needed for better standard in india.

    • swaranjeet singh(punjab) says:

      @ shivani
      no one is opposing neet but only thing is time. don’t u think it would be ok to give students some time before bringing this change.
      i am not quite sure about the points u have mentioned will come true but neet 2012 will only add to pressue .

      • shivani says:

        ok…..if u r giving the logic of time shortage…then i agree.MCI should have made all things clear n prepared earlier if it had to be conducted.No doubt it has been too late.So what can we do yaar…in India every revolution occurs late n it only brings burden for common people.But if I’m not wrong,the discussion about common entrance has been going on from last 2 years n every time it is put off.

  26. RISE OF JATT says:

    udit bhai
    yeh neet cancellation wali bat sach hai kya .
    plz bhia jawab zaroor dena ……….

  27. Subhankar says:

    A great relief for me.

  28. antriksh says:

    ministers have no idea how any medical student prepares for exams ?what cost he paid if he fails?ministers should think to increase seats ,build new medical colleges instead of this they are thinking to set up new exam format,rubbish persons playing with students life.is our earlier format going on wrong?no,that format also produce doctors,all ministers playing politics with students.if they have sympathy with students then anybody tells them to build colleges from black money what they deposited in their banks…. copying weatern education system is not bad ,problem is that they have not build any solid platform which helps students to make their dreams true…. THERE IS NO need any new pattern like NEET,it is rediculous that ministers are thinking to reduce pressures ,who gave them idea?all thing is politics if they have courage then challenge them to build medical colleges .

  29. RISE OF JATT says:

    cbse has said that if the decision is not taken soon then it will get impossible to conduct medical examination in india . with widespread opposition it seems that mci will stop neet and notification of aipmt will come out ………………….

  30. RISE OF JATT says:

    @bk gupta
    are their 34 states in india???????????
    let us count the no. of states being exempted from neet ….
    1) j and k 2)a and p 3) karnataka 4) west bengal 5) tamil nadu
    states seeking exemption
    1) goa 2) assam 3) gujarat

    these are some of the biggest states with maximum no. of colleges in india . if these are exempted ( these are also the most corrupt ) then what is the point in bringing in neet . other states are too small to say anything : 7 sister tstes hp haryana and the union territories .

    had other states agreed to neet it would have been announced like tripura and mp.

  31. RISE OF JATT says:

    Medical Council of India (MCI) is reported to have written to the Union law ministry stating that conducting National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) will not be possible this year, sources said. NEET was to be introduced by the MCI as a common entrance exam for admission in MBBS colleges all over the country.

    refering to this news in toi ……. if it is true ……… then it is mci that has started thinking about conducting neet in 2014……… plz plz make a decision fast …….

  32. Guru says:

    What is the mystry of mci behind the NEET?

  33. Guru says:

    Hello frnds.. What about upcpmt?

  34. nalin says:

    DONT TAKE SOURCES GOWIND AND READ TOI WHICH HAS CLEARLY STATED NEET-UG CANCELLED THIS YEAR http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/topic/neet

  35. Gowindaswami, AP says:

    From sources, MCI will derecognize MBBS degrees if the Supreme Court order is refused by any Board of Examination. Also, derecognition of Private Medical college could happen, because there are several private medical colleges that doesn’t satisfy the required norms of establishment in many states. But still, MCI has relaxed the establishment of medial colleges, increased the number of seats and funded for government colleges. Ashok Kumar Gupta, member of MCI’s board of governors said that if any state refuses to accept CET; there might be a possibility that MCI will derecognize MBBS degrees. He added that center is still in discussions with CBSE, which is the regulating body of CET 2012. Apart from English and Hindi, center is requesting CBSE to prepare question papers in regional languages as well. It was a Supreme Court order that had asked MCI to hold a common medical entrance across the country.

    • D B Sarkar says:

      @Gowind
      In West Bengal, we are least worried about MCI derecognizing MBBS degrees as long as our CM Mamata Banerjee is with us. She is also the Health Minister of WB. It was observed from the comments of WBJEE board, Health Dept officials after yestersay’s meeting that they are prepaired for legal recourse against MCI.

  36. Gowindaswami, AP says:

    From sources, MCI will derecognize MBBS degrees if the Supreme Court is refused by any Board of Examination. Also, derecognition of Private Medical college could happen, because there are several private medical colleges that doesn’t satisfy the required norms of establishment in many states. But still, MCI has relaxed the establishment of medial colleges, increased the number of seats and funded for government colleges. Ashok Kumar Gupta, member of MCI’s board of governors said that if any state refuses to accept CET; there might be a possibility that MCI will derecognize MBBS degrees. He added that center is still in discussions with CBSE, which is the regulating body of CET 2012. Apart from English and Hindi, center is requesting CBSE to prepare question papers in regional languages as well. It was a Supreme Court order that had asked MCI to hold a common medical entrance across the country.

  37. Karan says:

    We are very happy as we will not face neet this year, it is a great relief for us.

  38. a big relief for west bengal students

  39. nalin says:

    it all shows that neet is 100% cancelled and about the notification no notification has been put about cancellation of neet pg but it has been cancelled as everybody knows but what is troubling me is why is cbse not bringing out their aipmt forms

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