Hindustan Times (Jalandhar)
DISTANCE GRADS BARRED FROM MEDICAL EXAM
The MCI has barred students who have completed Class 12 examination through open and distance mode from taking the common medical entrance examination. The move is likely to impact thousands of students.
NEW DELHI: The Medical Council of India (MCI) has barred students who have completed class 12 examination through open and distance mode from attending common medical entrance examination (NEET).
The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) under the human resource development (HRD) ministry said the decision will deprive thousands of students the opportunity to pursue medical education.
According to an official, HRD minister Prakash Javadekar and Union health minister JP Nadda will hold a meeting on Wednesday to take a call on the issue.
More than 2 lakh students register every year with NIOS and close to 3,000 had registered for NEET exam in 2017, the official said.