NEET hasn’t created the equality of opportunity it had promised

Synopsis: The recent move of the Tamil Nadu government to bypass the NEET exam requires careful analysis of the issues surrounding the NEET. Introduction The government of India cleared the way for making NEET a common entrance examination for all medical colleges across India. This was opposed by many states including Tamil Nadu. What steps… Continue reading NEET hasn’t created the equality of opportunity it had promised

NEET fails the multidimensional construct of merit

Synopsis: The policy of a single test needs to be reviewed to attain the lofty goals of the New Education Policy. Introduction Recently, The Tamil Nadu Assembly has passed a Bill to dispense with the National Entrance cum Eligibility Test (NEET). This bill is passed based on the recommendation of the high-level committee led by… Continue reading NEET fails the multidimensional construct of merit

Inequity and injustice writ large – Regarding NEET

Synopsis: This article explains the journey of Education and issues surrounding NEET. Introduction Historically, states had established medical colleges and allowed private persons to establish medical colleges. States regulated the admission of students to these colleges. Standards and quality of education improved over time. But, the NEET is creating an era of great inequity and… Continue reading Inequity and injustice writ large – Regarding NEET

Government sets up ‘bad bank’ to clear the NPA mess

What is the News? Cabinet has cleared a ₹30,600-crore guarantee programme for securities to be issued by the National Asset Reconstruction Company Limited(NARCL) for taking over and resolving non-performing assets(NPAs). What is NARCL? NARCL is India’s first-ever “Bad Bank”. It has been incorporated as an Asset Reconstruction Company (ARC) under the Companies Act. Purpose: It… Continue reading Government sets up ‘bad bank’ to clear the NPA mess

National Entrance cum Eligibility Test(NEET) – Issues and Significance- Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction Recently, The Tamil Nadu Assembly has passed a Bill to dispense with the National Entrance cum Eligibility Test (NEET). This bill is passed based on the recommendation of the high-level committee led by retired judge AK Rajan. The committee report was prepared after looking into around 86,000 representations from various… Continue reading National Entrance cum Eligibility Test(NEET) – Issues and Significance- Explained, pointwise

NEET applies to minority colleges: SC

News:The Supreme Court ruled that the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) is mandatory for admission to medical colleges run by religious and linguistic minority communities. Facts: Background: Minority educational institutions had filed petitions arguing that imposition of NEET would violate their fundamental rights of religious freedom, to manage their religious affairs, to administer their institutions. Key… Continue reading NEET applies to minority colleges: SC

Karnataka students who missed NEET due to train delay will get another chance: Javadekar

Union Human Resource Development(HRD) Minister has announced that Karnataka students who missed the chance to write the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test(NEET) because of a train delay can retake the exam. NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-UnderGraduate) is an entrance examination which is conducted by the National Testing Agency once a year for admission in… Continue reading Karnataka students who missed NEET due to train delay will get another chance: Javadekar

NEET score now valid for three years for undergraduate foreign medical degre

Government has cleared a proposal to extend validity of NEET(National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) score by three years.This move will help students who are planning to pursue medical courses abroad.At present,the validity of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test is one year. Earlier,Government had made the entrance exam NEET mandatory for students wishing to pursue… Continue reading NEET score now valid for three years for undergraduate foreign medical degre