Politics strictly has nothing to do with Education, however when it comes to opposing certain educational reforms the political parties are the first to point out. The student community who taught they would benefit from having common entrance tests are becoming victims of confusion created by individuals who seek personal benefits.
The Medical Council of India (MCI) an apex body which monitors medical education in the country faced severe opposition when it announced National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for undergraduate & postgraduate medical courses. Both NEET-UG & NEET-PG were supposed to be held for admissions in the academic year 2012-2013, however due to strong objection raised by several states including Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal & Maharashtra a notification deferring NEET-UG has been announced by CBSE.
The same may be repeated this time too, Andhra Pradesh has obtained a stay order over NEET-UG and Tamil Nadu claims pending petition in the Supreme Court over NEET-UG. Tamil Nadu chief minister earlier written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to exempt it’s state’s student from NEET-UG, recently DMK Chief Karuna Nidhi too entertained the idea of opting out it’s state from the Medical CET.
Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Orissa & Bihar are against to NEET-UG. The uncertainty on whether NEET-UG is taking place in all states are not is yet to be resolved. The MCI has gone ahead and inivted applications for NEET-PG a medical test for postgraduate medical courses all over India.
The NEET-UG 2013 official notification is due, one may expect the announcement to be out soon sometime during November or first week December till then the speculations will be ON. Share your views! Do let us know as to why some states seek exemption from NEET-UG?
The political parties are opposing NEET for keeping up the reservation rules as is and to maintain good will among citizens. This may eventually mean the private medical colleges are walking hand in hand with the political parties or is it the other way round?
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