NEET UG (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test-Undergraduate) is held for admissions to the MBBS course for the upcoming academic year 2013. These students are unaware of the entire process as well.
Though the KEA had revealed that it would come out with a plan regarding this issue, but yet to announce its action plan. The officials of the KEA said "The last date for applying without fine is December 31. The applications have to be filled only online, and there is no offline option."
Though time is passing away, there is no official announcement from either the KEA or the Pre-University Board. But Why? Are the officials too unaware of their announcements they are responsible for?
Sources have revealed that, Parents and students were still confused whether the state government will hold a separate CET for medical seats or the NEET-UG scores would be the final result. A parent who was referring to the media reports said that the Supreme Court has allowed the Gujarat Government to conduct the Common Entrance Test for Medical Admission next year and postponed the implementation of NEET UG till 2014.
"The state and central governments are insisted that NEET UG is a compulsory exam. But, the KEA and PU Board have kept quite, instead of helping such students apply for the test, or holding training programmes", he said.
The parent also said that "A few months ago, Medical Education Minister, SA Ramdas had announced that the state government will protect the interests of states students and help them, right from applying for the test till end of the process. But he has not announced any plan till now".
Moreover, the CBSE has opened nine facilitation centres in order to help the students, but it is grossly insufficient, considering that thousands of students aspire for medical seats. These centres have been opened in Mangalore, Hubli, Belgaum, Gulbarga, Mysore, Shimoga, Raichur and Bijapur. And in Bangalore, the centre operated out of JSS Public School.
Well, what is your opinion on this issue? How can students in rural areas be helped? What steps will KEA and PU Board take up to overcome this issue? Share your views.
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