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Apex Court Refuses Common Medical Entrance Exam

The Supreme court rejected the proposal of the one-nation-one-test suggested by the human resource development minister, Kapil Sibal on Thursday

Jul 19, 2013 15:16 IST
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The Supreme court rejected the proposal of the one-nation-one-test suggested by the human resource development minister, Kapil Sibal on Thursday. The court held the all-India medical common entrance exam for admission to medical colleges as unconstitutional and illegal because of its interfere with the rights of minority, linguistic and private institutions admit students.

Under 2-1 split decision for confirming the validity of the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET), a bench directed by Chief Justice Altamas Kabir stated that  the Dental Council of India and the Medical Council of India be short of legal authority to control admissions to BDS, MBBS and postgraduate courses. This outlook was shared by Justice Vikramjit Sen.

The bench concluded on refusing the four notifications released by the MCI in 2010 and 2012 on NEET that the right of the MCI and the DCI has been recognized by the court in order to prescribe such standards. However, such privileges cannot be comprehensive to control admission to medical courses, delivered by various medical institutes of the country.  For improvement, a specific degree for controlling the exam may be issued to the aided organizations, where the funds being raised by the government.

It stated that MCI has no legal authentication to organize NEET examination, thus successful taking away all the rights of medical colleges, consisting the institutes govern by linguistic and  religious institute to conduct the admission procedure on account of their own regulation and rules. 

The majority judgment concluded that the provision to permit the student for pursuing graduation in  educational and medical institute was an integral part of the authority to administer and could not be interfered.

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