Medical Council of India (MCI) and Union health ministry has agreed for a proposal to introduce Common Entrance Test for admissions to government, private & deemed medical colleges in India. Common Entrance Test will be implemented from the next academic session (2012 t0 2013) as per the article published on TOI.
There are over 271 medical colleges in India, 138 medical colleges are run by governments and 133 medical colleges are under private management. Over 31000 medical seats are offered through these colleges, students are required to appear for nearly 17 medical entrance tests.
Common Entrance Test will be held for admissions into MBBS courses and entrance test conducted by ‘All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)’ will also be done away with if CET comes to effect. MCI is also in plans to revise the curriculum for medical courses.
Such a proposal was also made earlier this year for engineering admissions, to have a single entrance test for admissions into all engineering colleges in India.
Update: The syllabus for Common Entrance Test has been disclosed by MCI, read this article.
Source: Times of India (TOI)
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