Earlier it was the Supreme Court which directed MCI (Medical Council of India) to conduct common medical entrance exams for undergraduate & postgraduate medical courses, the same court now in a recent verdict says that “Medical Council of India had no powers to conduct single entrance examination and force it on government and private medical colleges”.
However this year the admissions based on NEET will remain unaffected, the fate of NEET in the coming years is in the air. All private, government medical & dental universities will be allowed to conduct their own entrance exams. The question is whether there will be NEET next year? A question which probably has more than a 100 answers but nothing will be accurate and one cannot consider any answer till the very last minute. The same has been happening from about a couple of years, thanks to the CBSE & MCI who has been responsible for such a confusion.
Although on the negative side it means multiple entrance exams, but still in our opinion it is the best choice for the medical aspirants. The reasons what we can think of can be summarized as below:
- Multiple exams, though a cost the probability of success is more. In contrast NEET is a one exam, one chance thing.
- Less confusion, it is nearly difficult even for MCI to integrate all the states, universities (private & government) under one single exam.
- Syllabus issues, MCI has been blamed earlier for the highly skewed (CBSE) syllabus structure for NEET UG. Having different exams conducted as per each state’s syllabus means a lot good for budding medicos.
- Allow people to do their own jobs, certainly MCI’s role is not to insist on holding entrance exams instead it should allow universities, medical colleges to do their job.
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