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Private medical entrance tests cancelled with decision on NEET

Private medical entrance tests cancelled with decision on NEET

After the recent Supreme Court’s order on cancellation of separate medical entrance examination by  state private institutes, a number of such universities across states have postponed, or even cancelled their plan to hold a private medical entrance test. The final decision will come after today’s hearing at 2 p.m.

The decision will affect many medical aspirants seeking admission in the various medical and dental courses in the state, conducted by the Consortium of Medical, Engineering, and Dental Colleges (COMEDK).

They will now be required to secure admission on merit basis through NEET, with the second part of the exam to be conducted on July 24, 2-16.

Karnataka Religious and Linguistic Minority Professional Colleges’ Association (KRLMPCA) has cancelled its examination. This exam provided admission for MBBS to religious and linguistic minority institutions. KLE University (deemed university) registrar V.D. Patil told Hindu, ” the university would go ahead with entrance tests for a slew of non-medical, non-dental courses, including B.Pharm., BAMS, and Pharm.D. as per schedule.”

Commenting on the matter, Shafi Ahmed, secretary of the association, told the media that, “We will follow the line of COMEDK, but an official decision will be taken on Monday when all members meet. The meeting will also discuss other matters such as reimbursing students the application fees,” he said.

There are more individual institutes who have cancelled the examination following the Supreme Court’s order. Fr Muller Medical College, Mangaluru, is one of them. Director Fr Patrick Rodrigues in his statement to the press implied that, “even though we have always done admissions through COMEDK exam, this year we are left with no choice.”

Another university planning to postpone its exam is Nitte University, Mangaluru, which was scheduled earlier for today. The exam has been postponed by the institute indefinitely. The Yenepoya University Assistant Registrar Nandeesh is anticipating the final decision of the court of Monday, to take a final call on the schedule of the examination on May 23. Manipal University is also awaiting the final word from Supreme Court, even though they have conducted the exam earlier.

Bharati Vidyapeeth University and Institute at Pune, given the present circumstances, has decided to hold entrance examinations only for Ayurveda and Homeo admissions.

From Maharashtra, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), has decided to postpone the exam date from May 7, while Christian Medical College (CMC) in Ludhiana has also deferred its exam date of May 17. St Johns Medical College is waiting for notification on NEET.

In the interim, the Telangana Private Medical Colleges’ Management Association (TPMCMA) has expressed its willingness to accept the Eamcet rankings. They intend to take students for their ‘B’ category management quota seats based on the Eamcet rankings. Telangana has been seeking exemption from the SC decision on NEET on technical and legal grounds, and the Telangana State Council for Higher Education (TSCHE) is expecting a decision in its favor to conduct the exam on May 15. Also, the TPMCMA’s private medical entrance (MCET-2016) is unlikely to be held.

“If we are not allowed to have our own private entrance by the Supreme Court, then we are prepared to fill up our 35% ‘B’ category management seats in 15 private medical colleges in Telangana on the basis of the Eamcet ranks,” said C Laxminarsimha Rao, convenor, TPMCMA, the consortium of private medical colleges in Telangana to TOI.

Source: with inputs
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  1. To the Honourable Supreme Court,

    Again A BIASED AND UNFAIR JUDGEMENT ! It’s an earnest request ! NEET PHASE-2 SHOULD BE CANCELLED WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT & BE IMPLEMENTED FROM NEXT YEAR as it is HIGHLY UNJUSTIFIED AND UNFAIR for Students who have already cleared Private Exams like Manipal, AMU, COMEDK etc. as well as for STATE PMT students to prepare for NEET Phase-2 in such a Short Period despite knowing the HUGE DIFFERENCE IN THE SYLLABUS !!!

    Also, ONE VERY IMPORTANT THING BEING OVERLOOKED BY EVERYONE is that what about CANDIDATES ABOVE 25 YEARS who had ONLY PRIVATE EXAMS as the ONLY OPTION DUE TO AGE RESTRICTION and have PERFORMED WELL in them !! HOW UNFAIR IS FOR THEM !! THEIR PRIVATE EXAMS AS WELL AS NEET-1 OPPORTUNITIES WENT DOWN THE DRAIN !! WHY ?? CAN ANYONE ANSWER ???

    They had prepared solely all this time based on that pattern like Manipal, which is totally different from Neet…then how can they give NEET ??? Also, if it really is NEET this time, then I ASK EVERYONE why were those CANDIDATES NOT ALLOWED TO GIVE NEET-1 ??? DOES ANYONE HAVE AN ANSWER ???

    Who is saying NEET is a wrong decision ?? It is a good decision but not at all for this year !!

    IS THERE SOME KIND OF AN EMERGENCY TO CONDUCT NEET THIS YEAR AT THE COST OF RUINING CAREER OF MANY STUDENTS WHO’S PRIVATE OR STATE PMT’S WENT WELL ???

    IF IT WERE SO REALLY IMPORTANT, IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED AT LEAST ONE YEAR BEFORE TO PREVENT ANY CONFUSION AND HAVE COMPLETE FOCUS ON THAT !!!

    Students who’s 1st Test didn’t go well, I know you all would be happy, but for a moment take a pause to see from other angles also !!! Is it fair for other students who have already cleared private exams or State PMT’s ? Isn’t it selfish just to see only your benefit ? You have already given NEET Phase-1 !! How many more chances do you want on the pretext of NEET ?? THIS SECOND CHANCE TREND CAN’T CONTINUE EVERY YEAR !! SC should reverse to the original AIPMT the way it was for this year only thereby preventing all sorts of chaos and confusion, hence a Fair Decision for everyone !!

    Not all 5 fingers are same ! Not all Private colleges are currupt ! There are many good private colleges like Manipal so transparent that they declare the scores there and then !

    Likewise, even Private Hospitals or Private Schools might also be taken over !! This is not done !! Private means Private !!

    Just because a few Private Colleges are corrupt and produce non-deserving doctors, then what about the Unjustified Quota System which produces thousands of undeserving doctors at such low scores 300 or 400 out of 720 !! Anybody has answer to this ?? Then why not SC abolish this Quota System as well ????