HC: PG admission at Saveetha as per norms

CHENNAI: Admission of 36 postgraduate medical students by Saveetha Medical University at Tandalam here was in accordance with norms, the Madras high court ruled on Friday. But the court said the admissions would be subject to the result of a pending case. It gave the students liberty to apply for state counseling and directed the … Read more

Students have little time to prepare for NEET

Many seek out coaching centres to face the exam While the board examinations got over on Friday, S. Kanmani will hardly have any time to take a few days off. She along with several other students from State board schools across the city will be kick starting their preparations for the NEET exam scheduled on … Read more

MCI directs cancellation of 500 admissions in Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu medical colleges

(The Medical Council of India (MCI) has directed some private colleges in Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu to cancel admissions of around 500 students who had allegedly not appeared for NEET exam last year.) New Delhi: The Medical Council of India (MCI) has directed some private colleges in Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu to cancel … Read more

Kota’s success in NEET fuels boom in coaching institute business

The coaching capital for higher education in India with an annual turnover of Rs 1500 crore, is witnessing a boom in the trade following phenomenal success of students enrolled in these institutes in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET-UG) and other medical entrance examinations over the years. The NEET-UG is the single entrance medical examination in … Read more

Supreme Court Refuses To Interfere With Ordinance On NEET

NEW DELHI:  The Supreme Court today expressed doubt over validity of the ordinance providing that states could hold their own entrance examination for admission to undergraduate medical courses for the current academic year bypassing the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) but refused to interfere with its operation.

Refusing to stay the operation of the ordinance as 50 per cent of the states have already conducted their own entrance examination for admission to government medical colleges, a bench of Justice Anil R Dave, Justice Shiva Kirti Singh and Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel, however said: “Prima facie we find that the validity of the ordinance is open to doubt.”

NGO Sankalp had moved the top court seeking the stay of the ordinance contending that it was it was a patent exercise of judicial power in the garb of ordinance to put the court decision on hold for one year.

Apparently unhappy with the government taking the ordinance route giving states the option of opting out of NEET for the academic session 2016-2017, the bench said: “That (ordinance) was not warranted. The purpose (of NEET) was uniform test with minimum standards.”

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