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NEET 2017 applicable to minority migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh

NEET 2017 applicable to minority migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh

New Delhi: The Supreme Court’s decision to make NEET(2017) mandatory for admissions to  MBBS and BDS courses will now also encompass students belonging to religious minority groups from  Bangladesh and Pakistan. A government announcement to this effect was made on Friday, by the Ministry of External Affairs in a statement.

This is to be part of the Ministry of External Affairs Self Financing Scheme for Foreign Nationals from developing countries seeking admissions in MBBS  /  BDS  /  B. Pharmacy, Diploma in Pharmacy in institutions in India against seats allotted by M/o Health & Family and M/o Human Resource Development to the Ministry.

“From academic year 2017-18, all applicants are required to appear in National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) conducted by CBSE for admission in MBBS and BDS courses in India, including foreign students,” the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in a statement.

A decision to include minority migrant students has been taken with a view to facilitating their greater access to educational institutions in India, said the statement from Ministry of External Affairs.

However, for the academic session (2016-17) these minority group students had been exempted from appearing for an entrance test and were selected on the basis of academic merit.

The process for filing applications for NEET 2017 for religious minority migrants from Bangladesh and Pakistan based in India is as follows:

Three  sets  of duly  filled  applications  complete  in  all respects  and  with  attested  enclosures  as  mentioned  should  be  submitted  at  the following address :

Under Secretary (Edu)

Ministry of External Affairs
Room No. 2019, Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan
23 D, Janpath, New Delhi 110 011.
Tel / Fax   49015412 / 49015413.

The details of the courses and admission procedure of NEET 2017 has been made available on

CBSE released the admission details of NEET 2017 and in the normal procedure, the candidates should fill the application form online as reported by NDTV

Source: with Inputs
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  1. Absolutely agree with he decision of the Hon\’ble Supreme Court. All, whether, Indian or foreigner, must appear in the NEET – UG for admission to Medical or Dental courses in any Medical Institution in India. There should not be exceptions. I, therefore, do not agree with the present system exempting some institutions in India and letting them conduct there own entrance examination. Doing this the Govt. of India has created a group of SUPER INSTITUTIONS which should be undone. Let every institution, whether AIIMS, PIGMER Chandigarh, AFMC etc., respect the sanctity of NEET-UP and NEET-PG and NEET-SS.