Education

NEET to be the soul criteria for selecting students for medical courses

After the centre has decided to select students for medical courses on the basis of NEET, BJP in Puducherry strongly supported the same. The government also appealed through a resolution to the centre to let Puducherry continue to select students through CENTAC.

After the centre has decided to select students for medical courses from 2017-2018 academic year on the basis of NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test), BJP in Puducherry strongly supported the same. The decision is expected to assure selection of meritorious and able students for medical courses.

In a release, party's local unit president V Saminathan said that the system also prevents private medical colleges from collecting hefty capitation fees and donations from aspirants of medical courses. He alleged that the ruling Congress was making a move to exempt Puducherry from NEET-based selection, at a time when students in the Union Territory were getting ready to appear for the NEET examination.

The government also appealed through a resolution to the Centre to let Puducherry continue to select students through CENTAC (Centralised Admission Committee).

"The intention of the Congress government to avoid fool proof selection of students by NEET is to encourage private players to collect hefty donations and capitations and to adopt several practices which would only hit meritorious and able students", he said.

In order to prevent aspirants with casual attitude from appearing for the NEET (MBBS) paper, the UGC has decided to reduce the number of attempts to three. Also, in what appear as a befitting riddance, the tradition of booking seats in private medical colleges in advance and various modes of unfair practices has been immediately put to an end.

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