The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) counseling in Madhya Pradesh has been canceled by the Supreme Court of India. The counseling sessions held so far by the private colleges of Madhya Pradesh will be canceled after the order from the apex court.
The Supreme court has asked for a centralized counseling session which must strictly follow the rules set up by the central government. This counseling will be done to allocate seats to students in medical (MBBS) and dental (BDS) courses.
A bench headed by Justice Anil R Dave took this decision on the basis of arguments from various petitioners. It has asked the fresh counseling process to be completed within a week.
The court observed that the rules and regulations laid by the center government has not been followed by the private colleges in their counseling.
A centralized counseling session will prevent students from attending multiple counseling sessions. Private medical and dental colleges of Madhya Pradesh wanted to hold their own counseling sessions. Madhya Pradesh government contended in the court saying that students will be asked to give extra fees in these counseling sessions.
Maharashtra and Kerala have also approached the apex court in this regard. The hearing will be done for them on Friday.
Over 60,000 students have appeared in NEET all over the nation. The main objective of NEET is to give admission in medical to meritorious students. There should not be any need to pay an extra fee to get a seat in a medical or dental college.
The HRD minister Prakash Javadekar said that NEET will clean a lot of mess and his ministry is in touch with the Health ministry on this subject.