￭ PG students fear they will lose a year
With the fate of the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET), which was conducted in November last year, yet undecided, students now fear that their academic year would be wasted.
After the Centre announced the introduction of NEET, some private medical college directors challenged the decision in the Supreme Court, which had stayed the declaration of results. In its interim order, the SC also allowed private colleges to conduct their own entrance test for admission, but had ordered them not to declared their results, resulting in the delay of admissions.
Before the Centre decided introducing NEET for postgraduate medical studies this year to ensure merit-based admissions, deemed universities and private medical colleges conducted their own entrance tests. Before NEET, tests in the private colleges would be conducted in April and classes would begin in May. A total of 92,000 students had appeared for the examination in November.
"With results still undeclared, we are worried about admissions," said Dr Rama Yelikar, a student who had appeared for NEET.