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State Approved To Conduct NEET In Six Centres

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Karnataka State Accepts To Conduct NEET
The Karnataka Medical Education Minister, S A Ramdas said decision has been taken to conduct National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for undergraduate medical courses including postgraduate courses from the next year.

The Decision was taken in a meeting, which was held in delhi has given its approval. Tamil Nadu state government also agreed to conduct the NEET. NEET exam will be held in six centres across the state including Mysore. NEET question papers will also be in Kannada to help Kannada medium students.

S A Ramdas said that issue regarding NEET has been taken up by the Supreme Court and is expected to resolved within a week.

Referring to the rural service for the fresh MBBS graduates, is all set to get the President's consent in a week's time. "Union health minister will take up the issue with the president. Once it goes the consent, there will be 2,500 fresh graduate available every year for rural service. Among them, 1,500 belong to the other states as they come under all India stipend of Rs. 40,000," he said. Seven north eastern states, which are facing a scarcity of doctors, are expected to benefit from this.

Speaking about the new medical colleges proposed in the state, he said they will cost Rs 1,400 crore, of which the centre will bear Rs 1,100 crore, while the state's share is Rs 300 crore.

KR Hospital Mysore, Vani Vilas Hospital Bangalore and KIMS Hubli has been approved for starting centres of holistic integrated medicine. The govt sanctioned Rs 1.22 crore for the purpose. A centre unit worth Rs 60 crore will come up in KR Hospital premises, fro which the centre govt would give Rs 50 crore.

Rally Against NEET:
The Members of the Hubli Youth Foundation (HYF) will stage rally against the state government's decision to scrap CET Exam and conduct the NEET for PU Students to get admission for professional courses from 2013.

HYF president Shahzaman R said the protest rally will start from Chetana PU College and will culminate at KC Circle after passing through the main streets of Hubli. Students, Teachers and parents are expected to take part in this event.

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