President nod to NEET for medical and dental courses admission
NEW DELHI: There will be single test-- National Eligibility cum Entrance Exam Test (NEET)-- for admissions to medical and dental courses across the country, as President Pranab Mukherjee has given nod to two bills recently passed by Parliament in this regard.
Mukherjee has given assent to Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Act, 2016 and Dentists (Amendment) Act, 2016, officials said.
These laws were passed by the Rajya Sabha on August 1 to pave way for the NEET, which is designed to curb corruption by bringing in transparency, checking multiplicity of exams and to stop exploitation of students in counselling. They had got the Lok Sabha nod last month.
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The NEET is intended to be introduced from the academic year 2017-18.