Chennai: Union Minister for Railways and Coal Piyush Goyal on Friday dismissed the need to cancel the National Eligibility cum Entrance Examination (NEET) for admission in medical college saying that it will help the private colleges to demand high capitation fee.
On Friday, Congress President Rahul Gandhi said in a series of election rallies in Tamil Nadu that the party’s manifesto promises to eliminate NEET in accordance with the demand of the people of Tamil Nadu.
BJP’s ally in Tamil Nadu, ruling AIADMK promised to secure the temporary exemption for the state from NEET in its manifesto.
Talking to reporters, Goyal said that Congress wants to present a system where private medical colleges can demand capitation fee. He said that students with weak financial background should be able to pursue a medical education, which they said, is possible under NEET.
Candidates clearing the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (UG) are eligible for admission in MBBS, BDS, BUMS, BAMS, BHMS and other medical and paramedical courses.
According to the schedule issued by the National Testing Agency (NTA), NEET 2019 will be on May 05, 2019 – in pen and paper as well as in online mode. The NEET 2019 admit cards will be available for download from April 15, and the results of the NEET 2019 will be announced on June 5, 2019.