Now that the Supreme Court has made it clear that the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) will be the only one for admission into medical and dental colleges for graduate study across the country, and that States and private colleges will not be allowed to hold their entrance tests, it is time for the 90,000-odd medical aspirants in Andhra Pradesh to go back to the books to prepare for NEET- II, which will be held on July 24.
HRD Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao said: “We have tried our best to see that the apex court gives a ruling in favour of EAMCET, which was held on April 29, but now it has been decided and EAMCET stands invalid. But we are still trying to persuade the court,” he said here on Tuesday, after releasing the SSC result.
The Minister said private colleges have already started NEET coaching and government colleges also have been instructed to prepare the students for the national-level examination. “Even students who have appeared for NEET-I on May 1, can attempt NEET-II,” he added. The Intermediate course, especially the BiPC stream, is also set to be revamped in tune with the CBSE syllabus. NEET is based on CBSE syllabus and there is a difference between the two.
“Even that 10 per cent gap will be removed. We shall have the same syllabus like the CBSE from this academic year,” said Mr. Srinivasa Rao.
Both MCI and CBSE are contemplating issuing the NEET question paper in Telugu also. “This will benefit Telugu medium students. And this should lift up the mood of Telugu medium students,” the Minister said.
The EAMCET results for the medical stream that were held back on Monday will now be hosted on the website, to enable the students opting for B.Sc (agriculture) and B.Sc. (veterinary sciences) to avail admission in colleges.
“The medical and dental aspect has become invalid with the NEET coming into force, but the ranks are still valid for agriculture and veterinary sciences. Students can refer to the earlier year seat matrix and apply to various colleges,” he said.
Written by:ChandanaManabadi Results Updated at: 08:02:00