Students face glitches applying online for NEET

Several students faced difficulties while trying to apply online for National Entrance cum Eligibility Test (NEET) Phase II on Thursday. While a few students got a message saying, “website is temporarily unavailable”, some others saw codes that they could not interpret.

Kiran C (name changed) a student from Hubballi told Deccan Herald that multiple attempts to fill in the application online went in vain. “Me and many of my friends tried to apply online since morning. However, it said that the website was not available. It was only by 7.30 pm that we could log on,” he added.  The online application process for NEET Phase II began on Thursday. While a few students applied, a few others are still in a state of confusion. “I am unsure if I should take up NEET-II without knowing the Phase I results. Also, now that CET is valid, I am unsure what to do,” said Shivani, a student who has taken up NEET Phase I.

Fee structure
Meanwhile, Minister for Medical Education Dr Sharanprakash R Patil on Thursday said the government would consult the law department to fix the fee for government quota seats in private medical and dental colleges.

The minister’s statement came after an ordinance was passed by the Centre with regard to filling the private dental and medical college seats based on NEET scores.

“Even as the ordinance allows government to retain its quota of seats, the fee structure for these seats is yet to be decided” Patil told Deccan Herald.

When Deccan Herald spoke to managements of a few private medical colleges in Bengaluru, they said that they are yet to receive guidelines with regard to the admission procedure or seat quota. “All we know is what we have gathered from media reports,” said a college authority.

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