‘NEET’- Single window to reach medical colleges, exclaimed by the Union Minister

‘NEET’- Single window to reach medical colleges exclaimed by the Union Minister

 On October 4th, 2019 Union Minister Harsh Vardhan announced that the admission to MBBS courses in medical colleges across the country will now be done through the single gateway of NEET exams. This will be implemented by 2020.

 Earlier, JIPMER and the AIIMS exams along with NEET were held to get admission at various medical colleges.

If you are a medical aspirant, here are certain new changes that you need to know. Do note these to not miss any important updates in your field:

 As per the National Medical Commission Act, the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) will be applicable to allthe common counselling for MBBS as well as for the institutes of national importance like AIIMS and JIPMER.

This will come into force from next academic year that is year 2020.

According to the Act, for the betterment, fast development and smooth regulation of all aspects of medical education, profession and institutions, MCI Medical Council of India) would be replaced by NMC( National Medical Commission).

                                            From Vardhan, the Union Minister’scorner

 This provision will eliminate the need for students to approach multiple colleges and take part in multiple counselling processes for admission.

 This will save students and their families from unnecessary physical and financial trauma.

This Act will help set up common standards in medical education sector in the country.

Once the candidate clears NEET, they can register themselves and obtain a licence to practice. He adds “the act doesn’t impose any restriction on the number of attempts at NEET for improving the rank for admission to PG courses.

There is a three year window before NEET becomes operational and the modalities of the exam would be finalised by the NMC.   

A draw of lots will be held on October 14 for selecting members of the NMC from the nominees of the states and UTs and state medical councils.

 After concluding all of this information we must also remember that the number of seats would not be deducted, it would be the same that of every year. So the chances and probability of every aspirant for getting selected remains the same.

We must also keep in our mind that the changes are going to be for everyone across India. So, both the advantages and disadvantages will be same for every aspirant.

This will also act as a screening test for overseas medical graduates.

Since, on September 2 many significant divisions came into force, the UHM had to take a step. So, all the home secretaries and chief secretaries of the medical councils of the Union Territory’s and the States of the country got a letter from the Union Health Ministry seeking for their nominations for the selection of members for NMC. A draw will also be held on October 14 for the selection of the members.

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