On November 4, 2011 Medical Council of India (MCI) had announced the final syllabus for the first ever ‘National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Undergraduates (NEET-UG)’ and as announced earlier NEET-UG is scheduled for May 13, 2011. It is unclear as how many states are with NEET-UG; reportedly Gujarat will opt out from NEET-UG 2012 and the same has been confirmed to Medical Council of India in writing. (via)
Three reasons cited by Gujarat are:
- Gujarat wants the question paper in Gujarati apart from Hindi & English
- Gujarat is not keen to part with 85 per cent seats reserved for local students
- Syllabus should be normalized to avoid trouble for it’s state board students
Gujarat government is standing up to protect interest of it’s students! So it is likely that Gujarat will not open up it’s seats for common medical entrance test counseling as the state is not joining NEET
Gujarat boasts with few world class institutes such as Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad,Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat and National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. The state also has some of the best engineering institutes in India like Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute of Technology, Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology among others.
Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute is another reputed institute operating in Gujarat and does various research works on inland lake salt, marine salt and sub-soil brine.
Readers should note that MCI made it clear that NEET will be held only in English and Hindi, you can read the post here.
What are your views! the three reasons cited by Gujarat should be considered by MCI to avoid trouble or should MCI go ahead and leave states which are asking for vernacular languages? Share your thoughts!
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