SC quashes common entrance eligibility test for admission in medical colleges

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 18 July 2013, 11:42 AM

The ambiguity over the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) ended on Thursday when the Supreme Court quashed the validity of the common entrance exam. The apex court has set aside a Medical Council of India (MCI) notification mandating common National Entrance Eligibility Test (NEET) both for undergraduate and postgraduate medical and dental courses in government and private institutions.

In a majority judgment, Chief Justice Altamas Kabir and Justice Vikramajit Sen held that it was beyond the powers of MCI to make such an arrangement of common entrance test both for government and private institutions.

However, in a dissenting judgment, Justice Anil R. Dave dismissed the petitions by private medical and dental colleges challenging the MCI notification providing for common NEET for both undergraduate and postgraduate medical and dental courses.

First Published: Thursday, July 18, 2013 11:32 AM
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