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AMU rejects NEET for Medical courses admission

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Aligarh Muslim University rejects NEET
The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh has rejected the Ministry of HRD proposal of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET 2013) for medical courses admission.

NEET introduced for admissions to undergraduate and Postgraduate medical and dental courses like MBBS, MD, MDS, MS offered by 271 medical colleges and 138 government run colleges and 133 private colleges.

Jamia Millia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim University, both are minority institutions are eligible for 50% seats to be reserved for minorities. Administrations of both universities have sought clarification that becoming part of NEET will not mean giving up quota for minorities. Rahat Abrar, Spokesperson confirmed that this decision was taken by the executive council.

"The decision is a notable step," said Prof Razaullah Khan, President of the Millat Bedari Muhim Committee (MBMC), Aligarh. He pointed out that competing AMU to adopt the said test "will amount interference in the internal matter of university and that will not be tolerated at all." He was addressing an emergency meeting of MBMC called to hall the decision of AMU Executive council at Media Centre Aligarh.

Member of AMU court & Eminent scientist Prof. Humayun Murad pointed out that AMU is historical university with a special purpose to educate Muslims and to achieve that target, it should be declared a minority institutions by legislation.

Secretary of MBMC Jasim Mohammad said that AMU must not concede the orders of the ministry. He said that the issue of minority character is also held up and the previous Vice-chancellor Dr. P.K. Abdul Azia totally failed in carrying on the issue.

MBMC passed a resolution demanding that NEET should not be implemented in Aligarh Muslim University and the Central government must bring legislation to amend article 30 for declaring AMU a minority education institution.

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