CM to seek national common entrance Exams for MBBS course from 2013October 28, 2011 19:50
CM to seek national common entrance
Exams for MBBS course from 2013
Friday, 28 October 2011 17:39
Chief Minister Kirankumar reddy today decided to urge the Union Minister for Health Mr Ghulam Nabi Azad to delay by one year the introduction of the national level common entrance examination for those seeking admissions into MBBS course across India.
Kirankumar took the decision after a high level meeting with the Health Minister Dr DL Ravindra Reddy, Chief Secretary Pankaj Dwivedi and senior officials of the medical and health department in his chambers at the Secretariat.
The CM will now ask the Union Government to introduce the examination from 2013 onwards in order to provide some relaxation to the students and parents in the state. “The students and parents in the state are feeling pressurized by the introduction of the national level common entrance test for medical courses from the year 2012. It is better to delay it by one year to provide some relaxation and prepare the student community mentally to the new reality. Hence the decision,” said a senior official of the state health department.
The CM has also approved a pilot project to distribute medicines free of cost to the patients in three districts while passing orders to take steps to prevent the spread of viral fevers in the state.