Can MBBS aspirants study abroad without NEET? Delhi High Court to decide soon

Published on: Sep 7, 2018 18:39 IST
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The fate of the candidates of the candidates who want to pursue medical studies from any foreign university will be sealed soon as the judgment is awaited on providing a one-time exemption from NEET. A petition demanding no NEET qualification for MBBS aspirants planning to study medicine abroad is pending with the High Court of Delhi. The Judgment awaits and the hearing could be done anytime soon.

Today, if a candidate wishes to pursue MBBS abroad then they have to clear the FMGE (Foreign Medical Graduate Exam) exam even after completing their degree outside India and before starting their medical practice in India. Other than this, the candidate also has to appear in NEET exam.

“There is no need to have so many levels of knowledge test screenings. If FMGE is mandatory for foreign medical graduates then there should be no need for them to qualify NEET exam to study abroad,” says Radhika Madan, an MBBS final year student studying in a college in Russia to Aglasem.

Saju Bhaskar, President of Texila American University, an overseas university based in the Caribbean says that the main reason why aspirants choose to study MBBS abroad is that there are less than 60,000 medical seats in India including both Government and private medical colleges.

He supports that NEET should not be mandatory for candidates who wish to study medicine in a foreign land. He stresses that many students will lose their one or more year if NEET remains mandatory for pursuing foreign abroad.

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