The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for MBBS admissions will be implemented for the students of AP from 2014. As per the decision, the NEET will be applicable to the batch of students who will take admissions to Intermediate courses in the academic year 2012-13.
The Centre sent a communication to this effect to the Chief Minister’s office Friday evening giving relief to lakhs of parents and students who are seeking the postponement of the national level entrance examination.
The Centre’s decision means that the aspiring MBBS students in AP will join the course through the EAMCET as usual for another two years.
As per the aspirations of the parents, college managements and students in the state, CM Kirankumar reddy has been trying for the postponement of the NEET for the last several months. He talked twice to the Union Health Minister Mr Ghulam Nabi Azad in this regard and had also written two letters to the PMO on the issue. But the Centre remained non-committal on the issue till Friday.
The government has indicated that it would file a SLP (Special Leave Petition) in the Supreme Court seeking postponement if the Centre doesn’t accept the request.
Finally, the Centre took the decision to postpone it by two years on Friday and indicated it to state government.