Friday, October 28, 2011

Medical Common entrance this academic year itself: AZAD
New Delhi: Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has made it clear that the Centre has decided to conduct the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) this academic year itself following a Supreme Court order to that effect.

The news that State medical entrance will be disassociated with EAMCET and a national-level entrance test will be conducted from this academic year has rankled students in the State. Speaking on the issue which is bothering intermediate students and their parents alike, Mr Azad on Thursday said: “This issue has been there for two years.

The Medical Council of India has given notification for the national level entrance test last year itself, but a few State governments had opposed it and we have held discussions with them.”
“Four States, including Andhra Pradesh, have called for the question paper in their regional language. We have agreed to their request and the question paper will be made available in Telugu as well,” he added.

When the fears of students about lack of time for preparation was brought to his notice, Mr Azad said, “It is a national level test but question paper will be made available in regional languages. Six to seven months of time is still available in this academic year for students to prepare for the national level test. So there shall not be any problem.”

Mr Azad said that national level entrance test for the MD course will be conducted from next academic year. Mr Azad, who is also AICC General Secretary in-charge of Andhra Pradesh Congress affairs, thanked the Telangana employees of the State government for calling off the general strike following his appeal to that effect.

Mr Azad said: “I am very happy that the employees have called off the agitation at the right time because people were in festive mood by then.”

Responding to a poser as to when the Centre will give a solution to the Telangana issue, Mr Azad said: “As I have said earlier, we are committed to a resolution of the Telangana problem at the earliest.”

Big blow to AP students
Hyderabad: The decision of the Centre to pull out medicine from EAMCET and instead have a separate common All India entrance test has come as a surprise for the educational institutions in the state. The managements are still not clear on the likely impact of this new system on the students.

When contacted by The Hans India, most of the experts and corporate colleges said that they were yet to study the likely impact of this new system of entrance exam. However, Kumar, Dean, Sri Chaitanya Junior College, said this change was going to impact students from the state, especially those who study in Telugu medium a lot.

There are no readymade NCERT books available for Telugu medium students.
Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad announced that test would be conducted in all regional languages, but syllabus for this common test is not yet announced.

With the test slated for May 2012, how would NCERT print this new syllabus in all regional languages in time is hard to understand. This feeling is shared by many others as well. PVRK Murthy, Chairman, Shree Gayatri Educational Institutions, said. “It would have been better if the Centre had decided to hold this test from 2013 or 2014.

Because, it would have given ample time for first-year students, who joined in 2011, to fully prepare for this new test. October month is already coming to an end and syllabus of intermediate second year students is not even finished half. It is very difficult for the students to simultaneously prepare for the board exam as well as the new common entrance test.

Updated on: 28th Oct 2011


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