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National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2016; Supreme Court Order at 3.30PM Today [Update-2]

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28 April 2016 8:16 AM GMT
National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2016; Supreme Court Order at 3.30PM Today [Update-2]
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Supreme Court of India has reserved its order on whether the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) will be conducted this year or not.  Supreme Court is expected to pronounce the Order at 3.30 pm Today. The CBSE and Medical Council of India (MCI) stated before the Court that they are ready to conduct the examination this year. They have submitted the fresh schedule for the examination, as directed by the Court Yesterday. But the Private Medical Colleges strongly objected the examination for this academic year. Some State Governments also objected the Common Examination.

According to the ANI , CBSE has proposed that the examination can be conducted in two phases. 6.5 Lakh students can appear in the first phase and 2.5 lakh students can appear in the Second phase. The first phase can be conducted on 1st May and Second phase can be on 24th July. The entire results can be declared on 17th August. The admission Procedure can be completed on 30th September.

The Order is reserved on a Petition filed by Sankalp Charitable Trust for a direction to hold National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) in terms of Regulation of Medical Council of India (MCI) for academic year 2016-17 for admission to MBBS, BDS and like Courses of medical colleges throughout the country. Prayer was also made to stay the exam to be held for 15% by CBSE on 1st May.

Yesterday the case was taken up on oral mentioning by Justice Dave, Justice Goyal and Justice Shiva Kirti Singh at 12.30. Statements of counsel of CBSE, UOI and MCI were recorded in the order that NEET will be held for current academic year for admission to medical and dental colleges in India. Court directed to place the fresh schedule for holding of common entrance exam before the Court Today

A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court had allowed the Review Petition of in Medical Council of India Vs. CMC Vellore [Review Petition (C)Nos.2159-2268 of 2013 and Review Petition (C) Nos.2048-2157 of 2013] vide its order dated 11.04.2016 and thereby the Regulation framed by MCI with prior permission of the Central Govt. for holding of the Common Entrance Test for admission to Medical Courses in India both in private and Government Medical Colleges stand revived. In view of the judgment and orders passed by Constitution Bench, path for holding of Common Entrance Examination (NEET) for admission  stand cleared and there is no impediment in holding Common Entrance Test for admission to Medical Colleges for current academic year, i.e. 2016-17, stated the Petitioner. It is also submitted that the last date for admission in Medical Colleges as provided in the regulation of Medical Council of India is on 30th September.  Therefore, there is a sufficient time for holding Common Entrance Test for current academic year by the MCI and CBSE and make admissions before the said date.

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