NEET 2017 : Another Plea In Madras High Court To Cancel The Medical Entrance Exam
CBSE NEET results is unlikely to be published this week. Results of National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) was scheduled to be published on June 8.
CBSE NEET UG results 2017 is unlikely to be declared this week. Results of National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) was scheduled to be published on June 8. With Madras High Court is hearing the case next on June 7 after it granted an interim stay on the results declaration, it is unlikely to be declared on June 8 and a fresh writ petition also has been filed in the same court seeking to cancel the NEET which was held for admission to MBBS and BDS courses for the academic year 2017-18.
In the latest plea, petitioner J Gladwin prayed for admitting students to MBBS and BDS courses based on Plus Two marks. The case is to be taken for hearing in the coming week.
Last week, Madurai bench of Madras high court granted an interim stay on release of NEET UG examination results which is scheduled to be declared on June 8.
Hearing a batch of petitions filed by some students, Justice M V Muralidharan had also directed officials of the Medical Council of India, the CBSE Director and the Union health department to file their counter affidavits on June 7.
NEET was held on May 7 amidst controversies including question papers in various languages, including Hindi, English and Tamil, were not same and not of same difficulty level.
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts the examination for admission into the undergraduate admission to the medical colleges across the country.
(With Inputs from PTI)
HC rejects plea minimum age condition
A petition challenging the minimum age criteria to participate in NEET has been rejected by the Punjab and Haryana High Court. According to the criteria, the candidate must have completed age of 17 years at the time of admission or will complete the age on or before December 31. 2017.
Kuldeep Malik in his plea said that the age criteria could not be applied since the there is nothing prescribed in the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956.
Justice Ramesh Kumar Jain who rejected the plea termed the contentions raised by the petitioner as fallacious.
The court said that Regulation 4(1) of the Regulations specifically provided that a candidate, who wanted to seek admission in the MBBS course, should be 17 years of age on the entry date of admission. The court drew attention to earlier orders which said that the Regulations under 4 (1) of the Regulations had been tested where it was held that the minimum age of a candidate at the time of passing the qualifying exam, specified by the MCI is not arbitrary.