K'taka BJP MP faults govt on NEET

K'taka BJP MP faults govt on NEET

A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member in Rajya Sabha criticised the government led by his own party at the Centre for agreeing to hold a single entrance test for admissions to medical colleges. He said it was a “big mistake” with far reaching consequences.

Speaking in the Upper House during a discussion on the functioning of the Human Resource Development Ministry, Basavaraj Patil, BJP MP from Karnataka, made a fervent appeal to the government to reconsider its stand on holding the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET).

“It (NEET) is going to be very dangerous for states. I am really scared (of the consequences of NEET),” he said.

He said some of the states currently hold their own entrance tests for admissions to medical colleges in mother tongue and the NEET will have an adverse impact on them.
“The reality was not presented before the Supreme Court on behalf the Centre. It’s a big mistake,” he added. 

Patil also exhorted that the government must devise some mechanism to stem the brain drain of Indian Institutes of Technology graduates to serve multinational companies abroad for a fat salary.

“Why have we set up these institutes - for the development of our country or multinational companies? Its all our money and our land (for running IITs). And more than 90% of the graduates passing out go abroad. I pray that you have some courage to do something (to change the trend),” he added.

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