Amid objections and apprehensions expressed by several quarters in AP over the national common entrance test for admissions into MBBS and PG medical courses across the country proposed to be held from next year, Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad announced that the national level entrance examination would be held in their mother tongue in AP and two other states.
Addressing a media conference in Delhi Thursday evening, Azad said that students and parents in AP need not worry unduly about the examination. “The national level common entrance test will be held in their local language Telugu and it would only be helpful to students,” he said.
Azad has clarified further that only Tamil Nadu Government has objected to the national level common entrance test when the Medical Council of India (MCI) took the opinions of state governments based on the instructions of the Supreme Court.
It may be mentioned that the AP government has already agreed to the proposal of the MCI to conduct a common entrance test across India for those seeking admissions into medical courses.
Appreciating the AP Government employees for withdrawing the strike in the wake of festival season, Azad said the Centre was committed to find a solution to the Telangana issue at the earliest.