MCI Removes Limit On Attempts, Age In NEET
Latest Update : – In a major relief to NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) applicants, MCI (Medical Council of India) has decided to remove the upper age limit of 25 years from the notification. MCI Executive Committee Vice President Dr C V Bhirmanandam, while talking to PaGaLGuY said that MCI is not against the larger interest of the medical aspirants and would like to give the opportunity to more such applicants to take up the examination.
The judgment regarding the upper age limit is due on March 20 at the apex court. But, according to media reports, a panel headed by Justice R M Lodha heard the matter and was in favour of striking down the upper age limit. The recommendations of the panel will be taken into account on March 20 in the Supreme Court where the apex court will finally pass its judgment.
As the matter is still sub-judice, a senior CBSE official did not want to speak about the matter. “We have not received any information in this regard as yet and can’t say anything about the re-opening of the application window,” said a higher official of CBSE.
NEET 2017: Protest against NEET exam continue in Tamil Nadu
The NEET UG exam 2017 has created a stir in Tamil Nadu. About 50 persons belonging to NEET Opposition Action Committee.
The NEET UG exam 2017 has created a stir in Tamil Nadu. About 50 persons belonging to NEET Opposition Action Committee, comprising representatives from various political parties were arrested when they picketed the Raj Nivas demanding the government to exempt the Union Territory from the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET).The agitators led by T. Murugan of the CPI (M) blocked the car of the Director of Health, K.V. Raman.. About 50 protesters were arrested, however they were released afterwards.
It has also been argued that there was no common syllabus for Plus Two across India and it was not possible for students to shift to the CBSE syllabus. Earlier, in order to oppose the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test,in Tamil Nadu a man did handstand for sometime in the Collectorate here alleging that it will hurt the interests of students. He also stated that NEET will hurt students and the rural poor and the exam must not be forced upon them. ALSO READ: NEET 2017 Update: Candidates To Be Allowed Only 1 Attempt, Check New Pattern Here
As per a PTI report, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will need to take a final call with regard to NEET, Tamil Nadu School Education Minister K S Sengottayan said. Replying to question on the fate of NEET, Sengottqayan told reporters that Modi has to take a decision in this regard. On abolishing appointment of teachers on weightage basis, he said the government is thinking on that line. Moreover, 1,200 vacant posts will be filled through proper test, he said. It was difficult to take a decision on providing weightage for those who passed in 2013, as he has taken charge of the ministry recently and it will take some time to decide on this, he said. ALSO READ: NEET UG 2017 Important Notification Released