32 colleges get HC stay on NEET

32 colleges get HC stay on NEET

Following the Supreme Court’s directions, the medical and dental admissions were to be made through the uniform NEET from the 2012-13 academic year. But the State had written to the Centre seeking two years’ time to prepare for the test. 

High Court Judge Abdul Nazeer ordered the stay will be applicable to only 30 colleges under the Karnataka Private Medical and Dental Colleges Association, the Bangalore-based M S Ramiaiah Medical College and Managalore’s Father Mueller Medical College. The petitioners had sought quashing of the amendment that cleared the way for the NEET.

They told the court that the Supreme Court had, in its direction suggested different exams for different states and also prescribed how exams must be conducted in Karnataka but none of this has been taken into consideration while making the amendment.

Claiming that the government was not consulted before making the amendments, the petitioners said the prescribed format will affect the students.

Arguing that even when every state has its own entrance exam the whole process takes about two months and sometimes the selection process is not complete even after the admissions have begun, they said: “...And if we were to have a single exam it will go on for months, affecting students.”