Acharya seeks time to prepare for NEET

Speaking to media persons on the sidelines of inauguration of 60 days ‘Udupi Utsav’, organised by Udupi Utsav Committee of Udupi City Municipal Council (CMC) and National Consumer Forum, Bangalore, the minister said that this uniform national level test for medical seat is based on CBSE syllabus for which students from the state are not well prepared.

“Both, our students and teachers need time to prepare themselves,” he said and added that the government has taken decision to introduce CBSE syllabus to those first year PU students who wish to join medical course during 2011-12 academic year and second PUC students during 2012-13 so that the students can be prepared to face NEET, he added.

“The Chief Minister will write to Union HRD Minister and the Prime Minister asking them to exempt Karnataka from introducing this new system for two years and introduce the system from 2014. The government will also file an affidavit before the Supreme Court in this regard,” he said and informed that there are five lakh students appearing for CET, of which about 3.5 lakh students aspire for medical seats.
Earlier, inaugurating Utsav, Dr V S Acharya said that this year Saxophone artiste Janna Sherigar will be conferred ‘Udupi Kala Ratna’ award, which carries a cash prize of Rs one lakh.

MLA Raghupathy Bhat said that new district “Rangamandir” and a playground will come up by converting the dumping yard in the city at the total cost of Rs 3.5 crore. Tender process for the project has been completed. As part of Udupi Utsav, Beach Utsav will also be organised at Malpe Beach from January 21 to 23, he informed.

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