- May 20, 2016
- Posted by: shobhitjayaswal
- Category: Telengana MBBS News
HYDERABAD: The Telangana government will hold a separate exam for the MBBS and BDS seats after the Centre on Friday approved promulgation of an ordinance to defer NEET for one academic year.
The state health minister Laxma Reddy issued an official statement on the Centre’s ordinance. “A separate exam will be held by the state government by MBBS and BDS seats. Dates of the examination will be announced by the government soon,” said Reddy. The exam will be applicable for those applying for Central government and private medical colleges.
The next phase of NEET was scheduled for July 24. However, the Centre’s ordinance has now come as a welcome move for students in Telangana. “Students were not prepared for the NEET exam this year. As soon as the SC order was issued, students and parents went into a state of shock. But the Centre’s ordinance now gives them enough time for preparations,” said Dr M Ramani, director of medical education in Telangana.
Now, the Telangana students will not have to sit for NEET on July 24. They, however, will have to become part of the uniform entrance exam from next academic session, government sources clarified.
Based on the Supreme Court order, MBBS and BDS was scrapped from the Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test which was held in 190 examination centres on May 15. Out of 1,02,012 candidates registered for the agriculture and medical field, 89,792 candidates had appeared for the Eamcet. For 12,220 candidates that failed to appear for the Eamcet, the state government’s decision to hold a separate exam come as a welcome move.
SOURCE: TIMES OF INDIA (May 20, 2016, 02.59 PM IST)