India, is all set to go up for NEET from 2013-14. The Union Health Ministry has informed state governments that their existing reservation policies would not be disturbed under the proposed scheme and state wise eligibility merit lists will be prepared for the respective state authorities to admit students for admission in accordance with their admission criteria in the institutions located in the respective states.
The Medical Council of India has also revised the syllabus for NEET-UG. The ministry has also set up a co-ordination committee with all relevant stakeholders as members, which will address any issue relating to the admission process, including regional language as medium for conducting NEET.
NEET which mean as a single entrance exam will be held for MBBS and MD courses offered by all 271 Medical colleges, 138 run by Governments and 133 under private management. These colleges offer over 31,000 seats for MBBS courses and another 11,000 seats for PG Degrees.
“Once implemented, the NEET would be applicable to all medical colleges which come under the ambit of MCI, including private medical colleges”, said Ghulam Nabi Azad. “At present, about 17 entrance test are held to fill 32,000 UG seats in Medical Colleges across the Country” he added.