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Haryana welcomes NEET but concerned with its timing: Vij

Haryana welcomes NEET but concerned with its timing: Vij

New Delhi: Haryana Health and Medical Education Minister Anil Vij said his state welcomed the decision regarding implementation of NEET for admissions to medical and dental colleges, but flagged concern over the timing of┬áthe move , which he said has created “utter confusion”.

Addressing a conference on National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) convened by Union Health Minister J P Nadda at AIIMS here, Vij urged him to overcome the deadlock for the future of students of Gold Field Medical College, Faridabad, which was recently shut down.

Vij suggested that a central regulation is very important for conducting entrance examination for admission into medical and dental colleges which would put an end to the present prevailing confusion.

He said at present there are four private and four government medical colleges and 11 dental colleges in the state, admission to which was earlier done on the basis of AIPMT examination.

“Haryana has no objection regarding implementation of NEET examination in the state, but the way in which it is being applied has created confusion between the candidates and their parents. It has also led to anxiety regarding the fee structure and other issues,” he said, according to a state government statement.

Putting forth an example of Gold Field Medical College, Faridabad, Vij said the condition of private colleges is also not very stable. He apprised the Union Minister that the closing down of the GFMC by the Management Committee, has put the future of 400 students at stake.

Taking this into consideration, the need of the hour is to make a central legislation to resolve the issues related to medical education after understanding them in a proper manner, he said.

Source: PTI
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