While candidates in Maharashtra have no objections to a single national entrance exam for MBBS and MD/MS courses, students in other states have taken the MCI to the Supreme Court over NEET.
The exam was held from November 23 to December 6, and the results were expected in January, 2013. With Maharashtra alone have 1.15 lakh students the rest of the number has about 6 lakh candidates. However, some states like Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, among others, have joined hands with about 104 private medical colleges and taken the MCI to the Supreme Court over NEET-PG's introduction.
Dr Kishor Taori, President, Maharashtra Medical Council, said, "NEET came to be introduced for the first time in lieu of the CET, for the 2013-14 academic year.
The whole idea was to consolidate the clustered state-specific and private college entrance exams and bring them under the same canopy. It would also check malpractices, donation scams and admission related corruption especially rampant across private colleges."
"Due to the indefinite wait, students are in a limbo. Ideally, by mid-April, students are in the midst of admission-related counselling, and by end of May, admissions are done," he said.
Dr Ashok K Gupta, member, Board of Governors, MCI, said, "The matter is sub-judice. It's difficult to say anything conclusively. However, it is a pity that students are being left in a state of confusion. Until the SC reaches a conclusion in this case, colleges and states will neither get any direction, not be able to fix a course of action. I am praying that the judgment comes soon."
"It is a classic case of system derailment and should be corrected as soon as possible," he added.
Now, the delay is making students clueless about their higher education. What is their future upto. When will the SC declare the final hearing on NEET Verdict.