NEET: State medical aspirants disappointed over SC order
The candidates and their relatives have said that it would be very difficult for them to prepare for the national level entrance examination NEET the syllabus of which is entirely different from that of the West Bengal Joint Entrance. They would not enough time as the NEET phase II would be held on July 24.
As per the three judges Bench of the Supreme Court the NEET phase I was held on May 1 when AIPMT was prescheduled to take place. The second phase will be held on 24 July as per the order of the Supreme Court.
The candidates here have said that they would not get enough time for NEET II and they got preparation for the state joint entrance examination. It would be like uphill task for them to prepare themselves for the new syllabus, new question pattern. The students have sought the intervention of the Chief Justice of India and the Central government as they think that their concerns were not considered in the Apex Court.
Various states including West Bengal had appealed to the Supreme Court so that they can hold their individual examinations for this year. But the Supreme Court finally ruled that the NEET should be implemented from this year. The Centre on Tuesday urged the Supreme Court so that the NEET could be held in various regional languages besides Hindi and English. The Apex court has ordered that the exam could be held in nine different languages so that the regional students do not face any problems.
The state government is yet to come up with a clear policy if they would appeal before the five judges’ Bench urging them to allow the state level entrance examination for this year as the notification was issued for the examination. A city based doctor has already written two letters to the Prime Minister and the President of India in this regard seeking their intervention so that states can hold their own entrance examinations this year.
Dr Sajal Biswas, Secretary of Service Doctors Forum said: “Unless there is social parity throughout the country holding such examination by the Center will not benefit the students.”