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 www.cbseneet.nic.in.
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.