Confusion still hovers over NEET

NEET admission

Despite Supreme Court directives over the procedure of getting admission in medical colleges through NEET, scores of aspirants are still running around confused over the admission procedure. As per the ordinance passed by the President, CET is no longer the gateway to any and every medical school.

Most students seeking admission to state medical colleges were still unclear about getting admission for MBBS and BDS as NEET was already made mandatory for medical admission across the country.  According to the directives of the Supreme Court, every aspirant seeking admission for medical entries in either state-run or national medical institutes has to go through through NEET.

Major problems still in play:

  • The ordinance issued from President’s office, however, accepted admission through CET only for May 2016 and further notified NEET as mandatory of for medical admission from the following year
  • Several medical institutes across the country, before the intervention of the Union Health Ministry, deemed the directives inapplicable and unacceptable
  • “This decision did dampen the spirit of many students, but with no option at hand, the kids had to prepare for NEET and appear for the paper, but many were unhappy with the scores in the end,” said Rajesh Jain, state member for Parents Association for Medical Students (PAMS)
  • Even though the purpose of NEET is to provide uniform system of admission for the medical aspirants across the country, some states are giving more preference to its own aspirants only.

Students coming to Maharashtra are facing problems as the private medical institutes in Maharashtra are only giving preference to those aspirants from the state.  “This rule has been decided by the state government to cater to those who are a domicile of the state. Second preference will go to outsiders,” said Dr Pravin Shingare, Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER)

Absence of uniform fee structure:

Moreover, what’s troubling the students is the absence of an uniform fee structure in multiple medical institutes. “Private college fees is lesser than that of deemed institutes, so we are being forced to opt for institutes with higher fees which is unfair. States like Delhi and Haryana have no such rule,” said one student from New Delhi.