Med­i­cal en­trance tests as per sched­ule, says SC

The Financial Express - - ECONOMY -

New Delhi, April 29: The Supreme Court on Fri­day said that the en­trance test for ad­mis­sion to MBBS and BDS cour­ses for the aca­demic year 2016-17 will be held as per the sched­ule through the sin­gle com­mon en­trance test Na­tional Eli­gi­bil­ity En­trance Test (NEET) on May 1 and July 24.

The apex court, which in the morn­ing in­di­cated that it will give an ur­gent hear­ing for mod­i­fi­ca­tion of yes­ter­day's or­der, later said it was not go­ing to have a bench for hear­ing it to­day.

The court said it will go into the is­sue of mod­i­fi­ca­tion in due course af­ter the par­ties file their ap­pli­ca­tions in this re­gard.

Jus­tice A R Dave, be­fore whom the mat­ter was men­tioned by At­tor­ney Gen­eral Mukul Ro­hatgi said, “We are not hav­ing the bench. Let the exam go on. Let them file the ap­pli­ca­tions.”

When Jus­tice Dave said that the mat­ter would not be heard to­day, he was sit­ting in a dif­fer­ent bench.

Ear­lier in the day, the Cen­tre had ap­proached the apex Court seek­ing mod­i­fi­ca­tion of its yes­ter­day's or­der to al­low state gover nments and pri­vate col­leges to hold sep­a­rate en­trance ex­am­i­na­tions for MBBS and BDS cour­ses for the aca­demic year 2016-17.

The bench had then in­di­cated of hear­ing the mat­ter later in the day by the same bench which had passed the or­der yes­ter­day.

At­tor­ney Gen­eral Mukul Ro­hatgi had sug­gested that the or­der passed by the apex court yes­ter­day al­lowed hold­ing of a twophased sin­gle com­mon en­trance test for MBBS and BDS cour­ses through NEET on May 1 and July 24 but there ap­pear to be some gen­uine dif­fi­cul­ties and there was a need for some change in the or­der. PTI

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