The students were not aware of this until they met JP Sharma, Principal Secretary of Medical Education, on Monday. He said that "We apprised the students about out limitation to intervene in this matter. There is nothing that we so about it, as we are complying with the orders of the apex court".
The sources revealed that the students were now demanding for cancellation of UPPGMEE on the ground that they had already taken the NEET Exam. Since both had a similar aim, there was no point in taking the other. They infact termed it as a 'Wastage of Efforts'.
Mr.Sharma also said that "UPPGMEE was being organized as per the directions of the court. In an interim order passed in February, the court directed that states can hold the postgraduate medical entrance exam if they wanted."
"But, states cannot declare the results till a final decision regarding the case in being announced. Some students questioned UP's decision stating that it is the only state which is holding the exam", he added.
Sources from the Medical Education Department has confirmed that Uttar Pradesh was in favour of NEET. They said "We cannot compare UP with other states. They scale of anything gets big here. State had given its consent to admit students through NEET way back in September itself."
A senior official, Faculty member of KGMU (King George's Medical University) said "Students will be in win-win situation by taking the exam. If the apex court upheld NEET, states have to admit students through the scores of NEET Examination. But, in case if the court cancels it, the UP PG Medical Entrance Exam (UP PGMEE) will stand valid. By not holding UP-PGMEE they would lose out. Moreover, their academic year would be delayed, which further would add to burden their practice, learning and performance.