Centre plans to hold common medical entrance tests: MCI to SC

Centre plans to hold common medical entrance tests: MCI to SC

Senior Advocate Amarendra Saran, appearing for the MCI, told a bench of Justices R V Raveendran and H S Gokhale that a common entrance test would be applicable for the country’s private medical colleges as well, for maintaining a standard of education.

The bench then categorically questioned the MCI whether the Centre was planning to include private medical colleges in the list of colleges that would come under the entrance test purview.

The Supreme Court also sought response from all states and Union territories on an application filed by the MCI seeking their impleadment in the issue. When the matter was heard last by the Supreme Court, Tamil Nadu had opposed the decision of the Human Resource Development Ministry to have a common entrance test for PG admission in all the medical colleges of the country.

The HRD Ministry has supported the new draft regulations of the MCI for holding Combined Entrance Tests (CET) for admission to graduate and PG courses in both government and private colleges.

The Centre has filed an application before the Supreme Court for its approval regarding this.
The MHRD decision has been challenged in the Supreme Court.