Amendment Bill for NEET tabled

Amendment Bill  for NEET tabled

 The government on Wednesday tabled an amendment Bill in the Assembly to enable holding the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for admissions to medical and dental courses from the coming academic year.

Higher Education Minister Basavaraj Rayareddy, who piloted the Bill, told reporters that the Bill — the Karnataka Professional Educational Institutions (Regulation of Admission and Determination of Fee) (Amendment) Bill, 2017 — has proposed to incorporate guidelines framed under NEET. This, in other words, means that Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) will not conduct a Common Entrance Test (CET) for admissions to medical and dental courses.

The Bill also empowers the government to conduct centralised counselling based on NEET guidelines and includes private universities in the definition of “professional educational institutions”.

Rayareddy said the Centre is planning to introduce NEET for admissions to engineering courses also. But nothing has been finalised yet. If NEET is not held for engineering, the government will conduct CET he added.  

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