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Thursday, June 20, 2013

CET: Not a NEET affair

CET: Not a NEET affair

Bengaluru: The CET medical and dental seat allotment is likely to be delayed this year as the state government is waiting for the final verdict of the Supreme Court, regarding the petitions that have challenged the Medical Council of India's decision to hold the National Eligibility Entrance Test – Undergraduate (NEET-UG) for admission to professional courses.
A division bench of the Supreme Court recently made it clear that admissions to undergraduate and postgraduate medical courses would be subject to the final outcome of the petitions. The SC judgement, which was expected last month, was put deferred at the last minute.
All this means that the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) will have to start the seat allotment process only in the first week of July. The KEA will complete the three week long document verification process on June 23.
An officer from the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare told Deccan Chronicle that all the state governments have been told to wait till the Supreme Court’s verdict on NEET UG and NEET PG.
“We have told them not to hurry through the MBBS and BDS seat selection and admission process. Students need clarity on the admission process and it can happen only after the Supreme Court’s verdict,” he said.
An officer from the KEA said the authority has not started the admission process, although the document verification is drawing to a close. This is because it still hasn’t received the seat matrix. “We are waiting for apex court judgement. The issue is sub-judice and we cannot comment on it,” he said.

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