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NEET 2017 Update: Students in Puducherry asked to apply for NEET

Puducherry : As per the latest upate regarding the NEET UG 2017 Examination, the Puducherry government has asked the students desirous of applying for the Medical Seats in the Union Territory to apply for NEET 2017 examination. This instruction comes as a caution to students in the union territory as the center is yet to respond to the demand for exempting Puducherry from the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test. The NEET 2017, as per the verdict of the Hon’ble Supreme Court would be the only entrance examination for medical and dental seats in the country. In spite of the verdict, many states have sent out requests to the central government to exempt them from the NEET mandate. Puducherry was one such union territory. However, with the last date of applying for NEET exam approaching fast, the Puducherry Government has found it prudent to recommend its students to apply for the upcoming examination.

A release from the Directorate of Health and Welfare Services here said that the territorial government had initiated steps to get the Centre`s nod for exemption of the Union Territory from NEET in the larger interest of students.

Keeping this in mind, the government got a resolution adopted unanimously in the assembly urging exemption of the union territory for five years from NEET and it was sent to the Centre for approval.

Chief Minister V Narayanaswamy Puducherry along with his cabinet colleagues had subsequently held talks with the Central Ministers for approval of the resolution.

“However, nothing has been heard so far from the Centre on the representation. But with the last date (March 1) to submit forms for NEET examination approaching fast the students of Puducherry have been requested to apply for the test before the last date as a matter of abundant caution`, the release said.

Source: PTI
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