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Enrol JEE aspirants for Aadhaar on priority basis: UIDAI

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> The Unique ID Authority of India has directed all registrars and enrolment agencies associated with it to enrol applicants of CBSE’s Joint Entrance Examination on priority basis.”UIDAI has directed all its Registrars and enrolment agencies to enrol JEE applicants on priority basis,” UIDAI Chief Executive Officer Ajay Bhushan Pandey said in a statement. CBSE has made Aadhaar card mandatory for JEE applicants. In its order dated November 26, CBSE said: “All the Indian citizen candidates should possess Aadhaar card issued by UIDAI. At the time of filling application form of JEE (Main) 2017, the candidates will have to enter their Aadhaar number, name, date of birth & gender which will be validated with the UIDAI’s data.”UIDAI has already issued more than 108.27 crore Aadhaar numbers to the residents of India. In the age group of 5-18 years, 24.3 crore Aadhaars (69.5 per cent) have been generated as of November 15, 2016. “In order to facilitate Aadhaar enrolment on priority basis to the JEE applicants, UIDAI has asked all its Regional Offices to make necessary arrangement of Aadhaar enrolment facility at all its Aadhaar enrolment Centres and also at the facilitation centres in each city of examination being set up by the CBSE till the last date of application,” Pandey said.No payment should be charged by these centres from the applicants for Aadhaar enrolment, he added.

SC to hear plea regarding filling of 5,000 vacant MBBS, BDS seats

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Supreme Court will on Friday hear a plea regarding filling of around 5,000 vacant MBBS and BDS seats across the country pertaining to the academic session 2016-17.A petition filed by the Sankalp Trust, urged the top court to fill all seats in all medical and dental colleges by way of centralised counselling and on the basis of the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) ranking of the candidates.Due to controversies over new rules on allotting seats and admission procedures of medical seats, a very large number of seats have been left vacant, even after beginning the classes. The reasons cited in the petition stated that due to the situation created by the introduction of NEET and late finalisation of modalities of the counselling processes for admission to medical and dental colleges most of the seats in various states could not be filled by September 30.The apex court had earlier ordered for combined counselling for all unfilled medical seats in Maharashtra. The top court had also clarified that the admissions already made would not get affected. Thousands of medical students, who cleared NEET this year, have already got seats in various colleges.This year NEET was made mandatory for admission to private and deemed institutes, just two days before the AIPMT held on May 1.

Meghalaya woman stabbed to death at Metro station in Gurgaon

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A 22-year-old woman from Meghalaya was allegedly stabbed to death by a man at the M G Road station of Delhi Metro network on Monday.Officials said the incident occurred around 9:30 AM in the gallery area of the station.They said the accused, identified as 25-year-old Jitendra, allegedly used a knife to stab Pinky who was married to a man from the Northeast.CISF personnel and other Metro staffers rushed to the spot, which is at the entrance of the station.Pinky was taken to a hospital where she died around 11.30 AM.”The incident happened in the unpaid area where there is no CISF presence. Train operations are normal,” one of the officials said, adding further details about the attacker was awaited.

Neet to be held in December

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for Post Graduate Diploma courses will be conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE) from December 5-13 across 41 cities.For MDS courses (dental), the examination will take place from November 30 to December 3 across same number of cities.It will be a computer based test, with multiple choice questions from the MBBS curriculum followed at medical colleges in India.”The examination will be held in 86 test centres at 41 cities from 5-13 December 2016. The questions will be based on MBBS curriculum followed at medical colleges in India duly prescribed as per the Graduate Medical Education Regulation notified by Medical Council of India (MCI) with prior approval of the health ministry,” an official statement said.The statement said that it will be a single eligibility cum entrance examination for admission to PG medical courses for the academic session 2017 and include all India 50 per cent quota seats for MD, MSand PG Diploma courses. This will apply to all states except Andhra Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmirand Telangana.It will also include state quota seats for MD, MS and PG diploma courses for all states and UTs including Andhra Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Telangana. Similarly, the examinations for NEET MDScourses (Dental) will be held in 86 test centres at 41 cities and it will also be a computer based test which will comprise of 240 multiple choice questions.”AIIMS, PGIMER, Chandigarh, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) and SRICHITRA Institute are not covered by NEET PG.”The AIIMS, New Delhi Dental institution is not covered by centralised admissions for MDS seats through NEET-MDS for 2017 session,” the statement added.The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test is an entrance examination in India, for students who wish to study any graduate medical course (MBBS), dental course (BDS) or postgraduate course (MD / MS) in government or private medical colleges in India.

NEET-II to be held on July 24: CBSE

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Friday said it will conduct the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test-II (NEET-II) for admission to medical and dental colleges on July 24, as scheduled.As per the Supreme Court orders on NEET and the Ordinance promulgated by the government, the exam will be conducted on July 24 (Sunday), CBSE said in a statement. The process of online application for NEET-II was opened on May 25 and ends tomorrow, it said.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Candidates have also been asked to check the NEET website for latest updates and information “so that they can immediately take necessary action as per the instructions uploaded on the website as for any activity, no additional time will be given.”

Highway to IIT: JEE topper gets BMW from Rajasthan coaching institute

Topper of IIT-Joint Entrance Exam (Advanced), Tanmaya Shekhawat, who secured 11th position in the coveted list has been gifted a shining BMW sedan by a coaching institute in Rajasthan.The vehicle which is worth Rs 27.5 lakhs was originally bought by the director of Samarpan coaching institute, Dr RL Poonia. The luxury car is in an excellent condition and has travelled 1,500 kms since it was bought.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Tanmaya who was clearly elated said, “The director (of the institute) had announced that whoever achieves a rank under 20 in the IIT-JEE Advanced, will get his BMW. He kept his promise,” Hindustan Times reported.Many coaching institutes dole out gifts and rewards for the toppers but this is the first time such an expensive vehicle has been given as a gift to a topper. According to industry experts, the gift can also be a clever marketing ploy to advertise the coaching institute.

Jaipur boy tops IIT JEE Advanced 2016

Jaipur boy Aman Bansal has topped the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) 2016 (Advanced) for the Indian Institutes of Technologies (IITs). The results were declared on Sunday morning.Bhavesh Dhingra from Yamuna Nagar, Kunal Goyal from Jaipur have bagged the second and third positions, respectively. All three toppers took coaching from the Kota-based Allen Career Institute.Riya Singh, with an all-India rank of 133, was the topper among girls. She appeared for the exam from Kota. Maharashtra topper Preey Shah bagged the 16th rank. Dimple Kochar was the topper among girls from the state, with rank number 295.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>In all, 36,566 of the 1.47 lakh aspirants, who appeared for the test held on May 22, qualified. Of these, 4,570 are girls.Duggani Jeevithiesh from Vijayawada topped the candidates from the OBC category, and Chinmay Awale from Navi Mumbai topped in the SC category. Chaithanya Naik from Punganur was the topper in the ST category and Hari Prasad K from Guntur topped the physically disabled category.From the IIT Bombay zone, 8,810 students qualified, the highest among the seven zones, followed by 6,702 from IIT-Madras zone and 5,941 from the IIT-Delhi zone. This year, with the addition of four new IITs, the total number of seats has gone up to 10,575 from last year’s 10,006.Several students were unable to check their results as the JEE website crashed in the afternoon after running very slow since morning.

JEE (Advanced) results 2016 to be declared shortly, check www.jeeadv.ac.in

The long wait of candidates who appeared for Joint Entrance Examination​ (JEE) (Advanced) 2016 is about to be over. The exam results will be published today, June 12 at 10AM. The results for the JEE Advanced exam for admission to engineering courses across the country including in the coveted IITs will be available in the official website. Around two lakh students on May 22 appeared for the JEE (Advanced) examination. <!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>IIT Guwahati is the organising institute for JEE 2016.There were two papers in the JEE (Advanced) in which the students appeared.Nearly two lakh candidates had cleared the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Main-2016 to appear for JEE (Advanced). The results of JEE Main were declared by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on the month of April. 1,98,228 candidates had cleared the JEE (Main) examination which was held both online and offline in 132 cities.Nearly 12 lakh candidates had taken this exam of which 19,820 have qualified for the JEE (Advanced) Online while 1,78,408 candidates have qualified for the JEE (Advanced) offline test. Candidates will not be given personalised rank cards. According to IIT Guwahati, getting a rank in JEE Advanced will not ensure admission in the IITs. The official answer key was released on June 5. Here’s how you can know the result of Joint Entrance Examination​ (JEE) (Advanced) 2016:Log on to jeeadv.ac.in Click on the link for JEE Advanced Results Keep your roll number handy to access the resultKeep a printout of the result for future referenceBest of luck to all the candidates!

AP PGECET 2016 Results to be declared today at 11 am @appgecet.org

The Andhra Pradesh PGECET Results 2016 is going to be declared today i.e June 4, 2016 at 11 am. All you have to do is visit the official website and check your results.The AP PGECET 2016 exam was conducted from 25th May to 27th May 2016.Steps to check your result:1. Visit appgecet.org<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>2. Chose your stream3. Enter your roll number, name and other credentials required4. Click ‘Submit’5. Your result will be displayed on the screen6. Save your scores and take a print out for future reference.About AP PGECETPost Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test (AP PGECET) is AP State Level Common Entrance Test for admission into Regular PG Courses in Engineering, Technology, Pharmacy (ME / M.Tech./ M.Pharmacy ), Graduate level Pharm-D (Post Baccalaureate) for the academic year 2016 – 2017 conducted by JNTU, Kakinada on behalf of A.P. State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE), a statutory Body of the Government of Andhra Pradesh.Good luck!

Tamil Nadu: Family of four strangled themselves to death

The body of Thamaraikannan was found hanging from the ceiling at the entrance, while that of his wife and two sons, aged 10 and 14,was in another room. Bodies of a couple and their two sons were today found hanging in their house near Palladam in nearby Tirupur district.Police said the 45-year-old Thamaraikannan was into hosiery business and was staying with his wife and his two sons on the third floor of the same building where he had his firm.Since he did not respond to his father’s mobile phone calls, Thamaraikannan’s father alerted his friends, who rushed to the spot and broke open the door, only to find his body hanging from the ceiling at the entrance, police said. They also found bodies of his wife and two sons, aged 10 and 14, hanging from the ceiling in another room, police said.

Pakistani Hindu girl not eligible for medical entrance exam in India; seeks government help

Mashal Maheshwari, a 17- year-old Pakistani origin Hindu girl in Jaipur, is wandering door to door to get permission to appear in the Medial Entrance examination.Maheshwari, who came to India around two years back along with her family, including her two siblings, had a dream to serve the society as a doctor but her Pakistani citizenship issue has shattered he dream.Maheshwari has scored 91% in her Class 12 CBSE this year and has been meritorious throughout her career in Pakistan.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Speaking to ANI, she said that as per PMT exam submission form, she neither falls in the category of Person of Indian Origin (PIO) or NRI which is why she is unable to fill it.”I scored 91 percent in Class 12 examination with PCMB (Physics, Chemistry, Maths and Bio). I wanted to take bio with medical. When I saw the PMT form, I found there were two categories: either one has to be an Indian or an NRI/OCI. But we do not come under any of the categories. So, the problem now is how I will appear for the exam,” she told ANI.Maheshwari stated that she would have to take admission in a private university where the donation is Rs. 1.5 -2 crore as a foreigner if she is not allowed to sit for the medical exam.”From where will I get such a huge amount? I can’t afford this. I can’t afford to sit for a year for their notification as I have already repeated a year and according to the Indian system I am lagging behind two years,” she added.Maheshwari appealed to the government officials to intervene in the matter and take immediate steps so that she can take up engineering and her year is not ruined.”We had come from Pakistan two years ago in the hope of better future. I took coaching for two years for medical. I wanted to study medical and be a doctor. My parents are doctors and I also wanted to help the people. Which field can be better than this,” she said.Although disheartened, Maheshwari expressed hope that the Indian Government would do something for her.”It would be better if something is done within a month,” she said.

SC declines hearing on NEET; says staying ordinance will create confusion among students

The Supreme Court on Friday declined urgent hearing of a plea seeking to quash the recently promulgated ordinance which allows states to continue with their separate entrance tests for MBBS and BDS courses for the academic year 2016-17.Refusing to stay the NEET ordinance at this stage, the court said that the matter should be mentioned before the CJI bench in July.”There is no need for an interim order. The government has not denied NEET and has only given exemption to some states. It will create confusion if we intervene right now,” the court said.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The petition was filed by Indore-based doctor Anand Rai who also claims to be a whistleblower in the Vyapam scam.Besides seeking quashing of the ordinance which got Presidential assent on May 24, the plea has also sought a stay on the operation of the ordinance as an interim relief.
ALSO READ NEET-II: Online application process for admission into medical, dental colleges to begin tomorrowReferring to the Centre’s stand to support the single-window National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) for admissions, the plea said the government has now taken a “complete U-turn” which shows “mala fide and ill intent towards the process of admission of students who shall suffer the most”.The ordinance keeps state boards out of the ambit of uniform medical entrance examination, NEET, for the present academic session.
ALSO READ Jaya seeks permanent exemption from NEET for Tamil Nadu; says it would cause ‘grave injustice’ to studentsThe executive order is aimed at ‘partially’ overturning a Supreme Court order which said the NEET will be held on July 24.

TS EAMCET Result 2016: Check tseamcet.in for Engineering, Agriultural, Medical Common Entrance Test (TS EAMCET) Result to be declared today on May 26,…

The TS EAMCET (Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test) results are going to be announced today at 11 am.All you have to do is visit the official website and check your scores.Steps to check your result:1. Visit the website www.tseamcet.in2. Enter your roll number, name and other credentials<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>3. Click ‘Submit’4. Your result will be displayed on the screen5. Download your scores and save it for future referenceAbout TS EAMCET 2016:A total of 2,46,522 candidates registered for the TS EAMCET examination this year. Out of them, 1,44,510 registered for engineering and 1,02,012 for agriculture and medical streams.The examination was conducted on 15-05-2016 from 10.00 AM to 1.00 PM for engineering (E) stream and from 2.30 PM to 5.30 PM for agriculture and medical (AM) stream. In Hyderabad zones a total of 94,402 candidates registered, out of which 61,637 candidates registered for engineering and 32,765 candidates registered for agriculture and medical.About TS EAMCET Examination:The TS EAMCET Exam is conducted by the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad on behalf of TSCHE.Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad (JNTUH) situated in the heart of Telangana state’s capital city, Hyderabad.Bringing the spark of knowledge to young minds and instilling a new confidence and vigour to face the world, it is providing quality education for nearly four decades.Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE) has delegated the task to JNTUH for conducting the most prestigious entrance examination of Telangana – Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test (EAMCET) for this year 2016.Good luck to all the students.

President Pranab Mukherjee signs ordinance keeping state boards out of NEET this year

After raising queries, President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday signed the ordinance to keep state boards out of the common entrance test (NEET) for MBBS and dental courses for this year.Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi was at the President’s Secretariat early this morning along with top Health Ministry officials to respond to clarifications sought by the President on the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET).<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Ordinance, cleared by the Union Cabinet, is aimed at ‘partially’ overturning a Supreme Court order which said all government colleges, deemed universities and private medical colleges would be covered under NEET.
ALSO READ NEET will continue in Delhi medical collegesThe Ordinance was on Saturday sent to the President, who is scheduled to leave for China today. The President has also sought the opinion of in-house legal experts on the Ordinance. union Health Minister JP Nadda had on Monday briefed the President on three sets of issues — different exams of state boards, syllabi and regional languages.The President had asked Nadda’s ministry to explain the reason for taking the Ordinance route to keep state boards out of the ambit of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET).Clarifying that the exemption is only for the state government seats, PTI reported that the state seats which are earmarked in the private medical colleges have also been exempted.The states had flagged various issues in the health ministers conference recently, including problems related to language and syllabus for students.The exam will be applicable for those applying for Central government and private medical colleges.Once the ordinance is issued, students of state government boards will not have to sit for NEET on July 24 this year. They, however, will have to become part of the uniform entrance exam from the next academic session.

NEET and the parochialisation of medical education

The debate over NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) continues. The states which have private medical colleges have been the most vocal about delaying NEET for just one more year.

Surprisingly, the argument put forward by the state governments is that it is appropriate for students of a state to appear for CET (Common Entrance Test). All CETs are run by the state governments concerned. And the justification for holding the CETs instead of NEET has been that the state has to look after non-English medium students who need to take the CET in their local language.

Representational image. AFPRepresentational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

Local language? Has anyone talked about local language tests for the JEE (Joint Entrance Examinations) which are the entrance examination for admission to the IITs? If the IITs can have a single language test, what is so special about medical education that you need tests in local languages?

Take another factor. Almost all medical education (except alternative medical courses like homoeopathy, unani, ayurved etc) is imparted in English in India. Do the state governments want medical education to be imparted in local languages? If yes, do they have the vast range of textbooks and reference material that any pursuit of mainstream medical education requires?

Take a third factor. When students want to go to a global college, they must appear for TOEFL, GRE, GMAT or some other tests that are conducted only in English. So ministers are willing to let their own children study in English and then appear for these global examinations in English. Yet they want to promote local languages as an excuse for having CET as the norm for admission to medical colleges in their respective states!

There could be only one reason for conducting CETs in their respective states. The states would be willing to bend over backwards to allow managements of private colleges to get their desired students admitted to private medical colleges. And do remember, that admission is secured to these colleges only against payment of a hefty capitation fee which can hover around Rs 50 lakh per seat (and is said to have gone to double this amount at times!).

In other words, politicians are promoting nothing but parochialisation of medical education. It is good politics. It is good money. But it is disastrous education management. Yet the ministers say that they are the guardians of public interest!

Oh, come on, you can be more imaginative than that!

Also read: NEET is not the panacea it is being drummed to be

IIT-JEE (Advanced) 2016: Nearly two lakh students appear for the exam

Around two lakh students on Sunday appeared for the JEE (Advanced) examination for entry into the coveted IITs.IIT Guwahati is the organising institute for JEE 2016.There were two papers in the JEE (Advanced) in which the students appeared.Nearly two lakh candidates had cleared the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Main-2016 to appear for JEE (Advanced). The results of JEE Main were declared by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) last month.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>1,98,228 candidates had cleared the JEE (Main) examination which was held both online and offline in 132 cities.Nearly 12 lakh candidates had taken this exam of which 19,820 have qualified for the JEE (Advanced) Online while 1,78,408 candidates have qualified for the JEE (Advanced) offline test.

NEET: Government clears ordinance; postpones common medical entrance exam by one year

The Union Cabinet on Friday cleared an ordinance to defer implementation of Supreme Court-ordered NEET as the sole entrance test for admissions to medical colleges following opposition from several states and students across the country.According to reports, the ordinance has been brought to postpone NEET ​by an year so that students have enough time to prepare. The exam, though will take place this year for those applying for Central government and private management institutions under the management quota.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Supreme Court had ruled that starting this academic session, students would have to appear in NEET to seek admission to medical or dental colleges in the country.The apex court order had implied that all government colleges, deemed universities and private medical colleges would be covered under NEET and those examinations which had already taken place or were slated to be conducted separately stand scrapped.Phase-1 of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test​ (NEET) is over and the Phase-II was scheduled to take place in July 24.The states flagged various issues in the health ministers conference on Thursday including problems related to language and syllabus. The reason behind bringing National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admissions to medical and dental colleges across the country was to tackle the corruption and malpractices.Major political parties and several states have favoured deferring implementation of the apex court verdict by one year. The Centre has already kicked off consultations on the issue, asserting the matter was essentially in “executive domain”.However, Delhi chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal wrote to PM Modi asking him to not to bring any ordinance to overturn Supreme Court order on NEET.Several state governments wanted their exams to be the basis for admission for their 85% quota seats for this year too.

NEET row: We will decide on medical admissions in 2 days, says Centre

New Delhi: Legal consultations are being held over implementation of Supreme Court-ordered NEET as the sole entrance test for admissions to medical colleges following opposition by several states and there will be a decision in two days, the Centre said on Wednesday.

Union Health Minister JP Nadda. AFP

Union Health Minister JP Nadda. AFP

“Very soon we are coming out with a solution. Phase-1 of NEET is over. Phase-II will take place. Three issues are there–the issue of ongoing examinations, syllabus and language. These need to be addressed.

“We are going in the right direction. We are going for legal consultations. In next day or two, we will arrive at the course which needs to be taken over this issue. Solution will be reached through talks only,” Union Health Minister JP Nadda told PTI.

He said the reason behind bringing National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admissions to medical and dental colleges across the country was to tackle the corruption and malpractices and the government has moved in that direction already and things will be clear within two days.

Nadda’s comments came against the backdrop of reports that the government is mulling bringing an Ordinance to defer by one year the implementation of NEET.

Sources in the government had said that the Ordinance could be brought to “postpone the effect of the Supreme Court judgement by 12 months”.

Observing that the consensus in the government is that issues which have been raised should be addressed, Nadda said that it is only after arriving at a consensus with the persons concerned in the government that the Health Ministry is going forward in this direction.

“Second phase (of NEET) will happen on 24 July,” Nadda asserted and said “All processes are on,” when asked whether the government will take a legal route on the issue.

Major political parties and several states have favoured deferring implementation of the apex court verdict by one year. The Centre has already kicked off consultations on the issue, asserting the matter was essentially in “executive domain”.

Govt to hold more consultations with states on NEET issue: JP Nadda

Health Minister JP Nadda on Monday said the government will hold more consultations with states on the issue of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) amid reports that an ordinance may be brought to bypass the Supreme Court ruling making the test mandatory for admission to medical courses.He held a consultation meeting with state health ministers at AIIMS to discuss the problems the state governments were facing over the common medical entrance test. “We will need more discussions with the state governments on the NEET issue. Today we had discussions on language, syllabus and state governments’ concerns over state medical entrance examinations. We have to solve all the problems of the states before NEET is conducted across the country,” Nadda said.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Health Minister further said the Supreme Court will be apprised about the state governments’ apprehensions on NEET only after arriving at a conclusion. “Met Health Ministers of States today. They shared their views on holding NEET this year. I have noted their many concerns about NEET this year. Will soon formulate further course of action,” Nadda later tweeted.The Supreme Court had ruled that starting this academic session, students would have to appear for NEET to seek admission to any medical or dental colleges in the country. Last week, it also turned down a batch of appeals by states seeking to conduct their own medical admission tests and ruled that “only NEET would enable students to get admission to MBBS or BDS studies”.Following the apex court’s ruling, opposition parties have raised concerns that students passing out from state boards in regional languages and living in remote areas may not be able to perform well in common entrance exam.Several MPs have demanded the government to bring forth an ordinance to stall the NEET for the current academic session.

Centre to hold meeting with state Health Ministers to chalk out strategy on NEET

With several parliamentarians opposed to the common medical entrance test, the Centre has decided to hold consultations with state Health Ministers on Monday to formulate a strategy regarding the issue.In a tweet, Union Health Minister JP Nadda said he is looking forward to the meeting today and expressed hope to find a solution to address the concerns of lakhs of medical aspirants and their parents.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Supreme Court had ruled that starting this academic session, students would have to appear for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) to seek admission to any medical or dental colleges in the country.
ALSO READ NEET issue: We will do everything possible to help students, says Maharashtra medical education secretaryEarlier this week, the apex court also turned down a batch of appeals by states seeking to conduct their own medical admission tests and ruled that only NEET would enable students to get admission to MBBS or BDS studies.Following the apex court’s ruling, opposition parties have raised concerns that students passing out from state boards in vernacular languages and living in remote areas may not be able to perform well in common entrance exam despite being competitive.
ALSO READ Maharashtra govt to provide free NEET coaching through apps, news channels from May 19Several MPs have demanded the government to bring forth an ordinance to stall the NEET for the current academic session.

Maharashtra to knock on President’s door over NEET issue

Maharashtra minister Vinod Tawde on Saturday said the state government will seek the President’s intervention after the Supreme Court made National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) compulsory for admission to medical and dental colleges. The Union Health Minister JP Nadda had convened a meeting of the Medical Education Ministers of all states which conducted their own Common Entrance Tests in New Delhi on May 16, Tawde said here. “After the meeting, if needed we will meet the President seeking his intervention,” the state Medical Education minister said. <!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Review and modification petition filed by Maharashtra is currently pending in the Supreme Court. The state’s objection to NEET is that it is based on CBSE syllabus, while majority of students in Maharashtra are from state-board schools/colleges. “Lakhs of students will be affected all over the country and also in Maharashtra…In the meeting with Nadda we will discuss the ways to deal with the situation and also find the means to prepare the state board students for NEET,” he said. “We will be proposing broadcast of one-hour lectures on Doordarshan and other TV channels for helping state-board students prepare for NEET,” Tawde said. While televised lectures could be aired for six days of a week, students will get their questions answered by the lecturers on the seventh day. This would ensure that students don’t get exploited by private coaching classes, he said.The ministers, in the May 16 meeting, would also dwell on others ways of providing study material/coaching to students through internet, and a mobile application was also being prepared for the same, he said.

NEET will destroy careers, say MPs

As the fate of students aspiring to enter into medical college remain in a lurch, Opposition parties in the Lok Sabha demanded the government to bring forth an ordinance to stall the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for the current academic session.Blamed the ruling BJP for failing to address the concern of the students before the Supreme Court, the Opposition raised concern about students passing out from state boards in vernacular languages and living in remote areas who will face the brunt of the new system.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Sharing the concern of members, government assured the House that it would try to convince the Supreme Court that more time is needed to switch over to the new system.Last month, the apex court had asked the Centre and CBSE to conduct a single common entrance test for admission to MBBS and BDS courses through National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET).The court had also rejected the pleas of the state governments, private institutions and minority institutions for allowing conduct of separate entrance tests.Responding to the pleas made by the members, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said the government in principle is in favour of having common joint entrance test.”We will convey to the court that children need more time… We will reiterate and try to convince the court,” Naidu said, adding that some state governments have also approached the court in this regard.It is a serious issue and the court should appreciate it, he added.According to him, there are two views about common entrance examination as some private institutions and state governments are conducting their own tests. Some malpractices have also been alleged, he noted.Insisting that NEET would ‘destroy’ career of students of state boards, a DMK member on Wednesday demanded in the Rajya Sabha an Act to “set aside” the Supreme Court order on the common entrance examination for admission to medical and dental colleges in the country. Raising the issue during Zero Hour, K P Ramalingam (DMK) said it is a very important issue which will “destroy” career of students studying in regional languages and state boards across the country. “Every state government has a right to fix syllabus. But the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET), as a single entrance exam for medical and dental courses in the country, would affect the life of students who are studying in state board syllabus,” he said. He said since the syllabus of NEET is based on CBEC, “it is totally unconstitutional and attempt to surpass” students, majority of whom are from rural areas and different educational background.Ramalingam said in 2007, the Tamil Nadu government had abolished entrance examination for medical courses through an Act. Like Tamil Nadu, some other states too allow admission based on Class 12 marks, he added.These states believe that there is a “huge difference” in terms of content in their syllabus and that of the central board. It is “impossible” for the students to prepare separately to clear NEET, the DMK member said.

Gujarat holds common entrance test GUJCET; approaches SC on NEET

Ahmedabad: A day after the Supreme Court rejected pleas of state governments to allow them to hold separate entrance tests for MBBS and BDS courses, the Gujarat government on Tuesday held the Gujarat Common Entrance Test (GUJCET) for medical and other courses, as per its schedule.

The state government has also approached the Supreme Court against Monday’s verdict which said only National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) provides for conducting such test for admission to these courses.

“There are courses other than medical and dental which are covered under GUJCET. Let’s see what happens as we have approached the Supreme Court with another application (against the verdict on NEET),” Gujarat government spokesman and Health minister Nitin Patel said.

However, he did not give more details on the matter.

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GUJCET is a common admission test for admission to medical, dental, physiotherapy, and alternative medicine programmes offered by government, government-aided institutes and private institutes in the state.

Over 68,000 students today appeared for the examinations.

The Supreme Court had on Monday rejected pleas of state governments, including Gujarat, and minority institutions to allow them to conduct separate tests for admission to medical courses for the academic year 2016-17.

The top court had approved treating All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) held on 1 May as NEET-I. Another phase of the test, NEET-II, will be held on 24 July in which students who could not appear for NEET-I could apply. The combined result will be declared on 17 August so that the admission process can be completed by 30 September.

The apex court had rejected the contention of the petitioners — including state governments, minority institutions and private medical colleges — that they have legislative competence to hold separate entrance tests.

Meanwhile, the parents of medical aspirants who appeared for GUJCET, held protests outside several examination centres across the state and raised slogans against the NEET.

They expressed their opposition to the Centre’s move to hold a single entrance test, stating that their children were not prepared for the same.

Students who took NEET-1 can also appear for phase-2

The students who appeared in the NEET phase-I examination can appear once again in Phase-II, scheduled sometime in July, if they have apprehension that they have not done well, the Supreme Court said in its order on Monday, even as it rejected pleas of state governments and minority institutions to allow them to hold separate entrance exams for MBBS and BDS courses.The court also put to rest all confusion by refusing to modify its April 28 order by which it had allowed Centre and CBSE to conduct a single common entrance test for admission to MBBS and BDS courses through National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET).<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The top court had approved the schedule put before it by the Centre, CBSE and Medical Medical Council of India (MCI) for treating All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) fixed for May 1 as NEET-1. Those who have not applied for AIPMT will be given opportunity to appear in NEET-II on July 24 and the combined result would be declared on August 17 so that the admission process can be completed by September 30.Around 6.5 lakh students took up the NEET-I test held on May 1.The apex court rejected the contentions of the state governments, private medical colleges and also the minority institutions like Christian Medical College Vellore and Ludhiana that they have the legislative competence to hold separate entrance tests.”Prima facie, we do not find any infirmity in the NEET regulation on the ground that it affects the rights of the states or the private institutions. Special provisions for reservation of any category are not subject matter of the NEET nor rights of minority are in any manner affected by NEET.”NEET only provides for conducting entrance test for eligibility for admission to the MBBS/BDS course. We thus, do not find any merit in the applications seeking modification of order dated April 28, 2016,” a bench comprising justices A R Dave, Shiva Kirti Singh and Adarsh Kumar Goel, said.The apex court also made it clear that “the students who have either applied for NEET-I but could not appear or who appeared but could not prepare fully, thinking that the preparation was to be only for 15 per cent all India seats and there will be further opportunity to appear in other examinations…be permitted to appear in NEET-II, subject to seeking an option from the said candidates to give up their candidature for NEET-I,” the bench said.It also said that it “would be open to the respondents (Centre, CBSE) to reschedule the date of holding NEET-II, if necessary. To this extent the earlier orders stand modified.”We may also add here that to ensure total credibility of the examination to be held by the CBSE, the Oversight Committee appointed by this court vide the aforesaid judgment dated May 2, 2016 shall also oversee the NEET-II examination to be conducted by the CBSE. In view of the above, it is also clarified that only NEET would enable students to get admission to MBBS or BDS studies,” it said.The apex court in its order also noted that the stand of the private medical colleges (including minorities) that conducting of entrance test by the state violated right of autonomy of the said colleges, has been rejected.

AP EAMCET Result 2016: Check apeamcet.org, manabadi.com for your result to be declared soon

The Andhra Pradesh Engineering, Agricultural and Medical Common Entrance Test (AP EAMCET) 2016 Results will be declared soon. It was expected to be announced at 11 am earlier today but it has been postponed to 5 pm so in a few minutes the students can heave a sigh of relief.All you have to do is visit the official website and check your results.Steps to check your result: 1. Log on to the official websites: apeamcet.org and manabadi.com.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>2. You have to provide necessary information like roll number, phone number and your personal email-id to access the result. 3. Hit the ‘Submit’ button.4. The results will be displayed on the screen.5. Take a printout for future reference. About the Board:The AP EAMCET 2016 exam was conducted on April 29 and it was organised by Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTUK).The examination is for entrance in various professional courses run by the university. Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Kakinada (JNTUK) is one of the biggest Technological University in the country. It conducts AP EAMCET test every year for admission in Engineering/Pharmacy/Management courses. Around 273 colleges are affiliated to it. All the best!

AP EAMCET Result 2016 result delayed, to be declared at 5 PM

The results for the Andhra Pradesh Engineering, Agricultural and and Medical Common Entrance Test 2016 (AP EAMCET ) will now be published at 5PM. Earlier it was expected that the results will come out at 11 AM.The candidates who have been awaiting the AP EAMCET 2016 exam results can visit the official website at 5 PM to access their results. The AP EAMCET 2016 exam was conducted on April 29 and it was organised by Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTUK).<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The examination is for entrance in various professional courses run by the university. How you can access your AP EAMCET results 1. Log on to the official websites: apeamcet.org and manabadi.com.2. You have to provide necessary information like roll number, phone number and your personal email-id to access the result. 3. Hit the ‘Submit’ button.4. The results will be displayed on the screen. Save it for future reference. About the University:Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Kakinada (JNTUK) is one of the biggest Technological University in the country. It conducts AP EAMCET test every year for admission in Engineering/Pharmacy/Management courses. Around 273 colleges are affiliated to it. We wish the candidates all the best.

AP EAMCET Result 2016 to be declared today on May 9, 2016

The candidates who are eagerly awaiting the results for their AP EAMCET 2016 exam can now relax as the results of the entrances test are scheduled to be announced today on May 9, 2016.The Andhra Pradesh Engineering, Agricultural and and Medical Common Entrance Test 2016 (AP EAMCET ) which was held on April 29 by Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTUK) is a prerequisite for taking admissions in various professional courses in the state.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The entrance exams are conducted by JNTUK on behalf of Andhra Pradesh State Council for Higher Education (APSCHE).The candidates can view their results on the official Website: apeamcet.org and manabadi.com.Here are the steps to view your result:1. Log in to the official website: apeamcet.org and manabadi.com.2. Fill in the necessary information like your roll number, phone number and email id.3. Click on the ‘Submit’ button.4. The results will be displayed on your screen.Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Kakinada (JNTUK) is the second biggest Technological University in the Country. The AP EAMCET 2016 exam results can pave way for the candidates to take admissions in varied courses in universities and private colleges in Andhra Pradesh.

Students who appeared in NEET-I can’t re-appear in NEET-II: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on made clear that students, who appeared in National Eligibility Entrance Test-I (NEET) on May 1 for admissions in MBBS and BDS courses, cannot be permitted to re-appear in NEET-II on July 24.”Those students who had appeared in NEET Phase-I shall not be permitted to appear at NEET Phase-II but the students who could not appear in NEET Phase-I may appear in NEET Phase-II,” a bench of Justices A R Dave, Shiva Kirti Singh and Adarsh Kumar Goel said.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The bench, which hinted that it may consider allowing states conducting their own tests to continue with the admission process for current academic year alone, deferred the decision on this aspect till May 9 when Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar would apprise it about the stand of the Centre. “The issue with regard to those students who had appeared or who are due to appear in examinations conducted by the States in accordance with their State laws, shall be decided after hearing the Solicitor General,” the court said.”In view of the request made by the Solicitor General, hearing is adjourned to May 9, 2016,” the bench said.In the interim order, the court reiterated its earlier view on private colleges holding their separate entrance tests saying “it is clarified that no examination shall be permitted to be held for admission to MBBS or BDS studies by any private college or association or any private/deemed university.” During the brief hearing, the Medical Council of India, which had earlier opposed the plea of some states that they be allowed to continue with their entrance tests, however, told the court that they can be permitted “only for this year”.The Solicitor General said that the Centre would be convening a meeting of all the stakeholders in a day or two on issues related to NEET and would apprise the court about the outcome on May 9.Earlier, the apex court had said that unaided private medical colleges across the country cannot be permitted to go ahead with their pre-scheduled tests for admissions to MBBS and BDS courses. The apex court had earlier commenced the crucial hearing on the pleas of state governments, private medical colleges and minority institutions like CMC Vellore and Ludhiana seeking nod to hold pre-scheduled separate entrance exams for MBBS and BDS courses.The states, opposing NEET, alleged that there are marked differences in syllabus for the state entrance tests and the NEET.During the hearing, Additional Solicitor General Pinky Anand, appearing for the CBSE, had said the first phase of NEET was conducted without any glitch and around 6.5 lakh students took up the test.The apex court had on April 29, said the entrance test for admission to MBBS and BDS courses for the academic year 2016-17 will be held as per the schedule through the two- phased common entrance test NEET on May 1 and July 24.On April 28, the court had rejected opposition for holding NEET by states, including Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and Association of Karnataka Medical Colleges, besides minority institutions like CMC, Vellore.The apex court order had implied that all government colleges, deemed universities and private medical colleges would be covered under NEET and those examinations which have already taken place or slated to be conducted separately stand scrapped.It had also revived the government’s December 21, 2010 notification for holding a single common entrance test through NEET with a clarification that any challenge on the issue would directly come before it and no high court can interfere.

NEET will continue, might permit CET: Supreme Court

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday said the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) will continue but it may permit a state-level common entrance test (CET) for admission to government medical colleges only.

However, this will be subject to the stand to be spelt out by the Centre on Monday.

Making it clear that there would be no exemption for private medical colleges from NEET, an apex court bench headed by Justice Anil R Dave indicated that it may permit CET for government medial college admissions after Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar told the court that state education ministers were slated to meet central authorities to resolve the issue.

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Adjourning the hearing till 2 pm on Monday when the Centre will apprise the court of the outcome of the meeting of the ministers on the issue, the court also sought a response if candidates who had appeared in the first phase of NEET on 1 May could be allowed to reappear in the NEET in the second phase on July 24.

Meanwhile, the Medical Council of India (MCI) told the apex court that it favoured grant of exemption from NEET in favour of state-level CET for admission to government medical colleges. It also said that only those candidates who had missed the 1 May NEET for whatever reasons may be allowed to appear in the second phase test on 24 July.

Not such a NEET affair: The Supreme Court’s stipulation is a welcome one

The Supreme Court has made its intentions clear. It wants to go ahead with the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) examinations for all MBBS courses across the country from this year itself. The only exception will be the entrance examinations to the AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences). Why this should be left out is perplexing. Ideally, there should be one rule for everyone. Multiplicity of rules only encourages confusion and even corruption.
Ask many educationists. They will point out the irony behind the protests of some state governments. The protesting states want the Supreme Court stipulation, that NEET exams should becoming mandatory from this year itself, to be deferred. “Look at the list of protesting states,” points out one educationist. “Why is it that only those states that have private medical colleges are the ones who are protesting?”

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And it is no secret that the private medical colleges conduct their own exams and charge around Rs 40-50 lakh per admission. Most of these colleges are backed by some very powerful politicians. Is that why these states want deferment of the Supreme Court’s diktat?
The fact is that the students have had a raw deal till now. “There are almost 72 different entrance examinations for MBBS admissions all over the country,” adds another educationist. “Thus each student has to appear for 10-12 examinations in order to ensure that he or she has a good chance of securing admission with a medical college. And this is even after their willingness to pay capitation fees.”
Some such malpractices have already been exposed in the media through sting operations. Some of the private medical colleges do not have either the teachers or the facilities (sometimes both) to offer decent medical education to students. Yet, thanks to their powerful connections, the promoters of these colleges go scot-free.
Consider the number of examinations that students must prepare for in the state of Maharashtra alone. There is the CET (Common Entrance Test). Then there is the Associate CET (for a clutch of 12-15 medical colleges which have not accepted the CET). You also have the AIPMT (All India Pre Medical Test). As stated before, there is also the test that AIIMS insists on. You also have many private medical colleges which have their own separate entrance examinations. Some of them use these examinations to tweak the admission eligibility norms for students. And there is the Pondicherry examination, commonly referred to as the JIPMER test (for the Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research). Finally, there is the entrance examination for CMC Vellore which is one of the premier medical institutes in the country.
“Why should a student be compelled to take all these tests? Why should he or she be fleeced by so many examination bodies? Why should the rest of India suffer just because some states want medical colleges to make some more money for one more year?” is the common refrain of most informed people who have looked at the worsening educational practices adopted by medical colleges in India.
In fact, they believe that the Supreme Court should make the NEET compulsory for all professional colleges. “Today, the judgement covers only medical colleges. Why not engineering colleges as well?” is what one teacher asks. Look at the practice overseas. The GRE (Graduate Record Examination) in the US is common to all students. And each discipline has just one qualifying examination for the entire country, sometime for more than one country. Why should India not adopt such practices?
The fact is that – just as with medical colleges – students aspiring to be engineers have to appear for as many as a dozen examinations to minimize their chances of losing out an admission opportunity. Though the capitation fees for engineering colleges is not as high as those for medical colleges, there are stories about such cash demands being made.
“Why is it that the JEE (Joint Entrance Examinations) Mains for admission for all IITs has been adopted by non-BJP states like Orissa, but not by BJP ruled states like Maharashtra? Clearly, the lust for money is greater than a respect for fair-play at examinations,” a teacher remarks.

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NEET 2016: SC commences hearing pleas to hold separate entrance exams

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday commenced the crucial hearing in the pleas of state governments, private medical colleges and minority institutions like CMC Vellore and Ludhiana seeking nod to hold pre-scheduled separate entrance exams for MBBS and BDS courses, which was opposed by the Medical Council of India.

The apex court, which took note of the “peaceful” holding of the first phase of a single common entrance test, through NEET (National Eligibility Entrance Test) on 1 May, said “there was no urgency” in passing the order on the fresh pleas, and it would give the decision after hearing all the stakeholders.

It asked the Centre and CBSE to give wide publicity about holding of the second phase of NEET on 24 July through press notes and Internet so that those who were unable to take the May test can try their luck.

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Before commencing the hearing, the top court asked the Centre and CBSE to provide it with the data about the number of candidates appearing in the first phase of the NEET from each state.

It also took note of the contention raised by various state governments about the language issue, i.e. use of vernacular languages by asking Gujarat Government to place before it the question papers of last two years.

Just before the hearing, Jammu and Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana cited special constitutional provisions to contend that only the state can have the say in holding examination for MBBS and BDS courses.

Jammu and Kashmir government cited constitutional provision of Article 370 read with Article 35 A and section 6 of the J&K constitution to contend that it is the state that is entitled to conduct the test and that the students cannot be admitted to these courses from outside the state through NEET.

Further, on the educational aspect, only the state government has the legislative competence and Centre cannot interfere in it.

While a bench, comprising Justices A R Dave, Shiva Kirti Singh and A K Goel, was formulating modalities of the hearing, senior advocate Vikas Singh, appearing for the MCI, opposed the contention of vernacular language, saying that the MBBS and BDS course across the country is being taught in English.

SC agrees to hear pleas over separate exams for MBBS, BDS

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear petitions by some states and private medical colleges seeking permission to continue with separate tests for admissions in the MBBS and BDS courses.The apex court would be hearing their petitions on Tuesday.The apex court today also set up a three-member panel to oversee functioning of the Medical Council of India (MCI) with regard to the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET). The panel will be headed by former chief justice of India RM Lodha.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The top court today also upheld the provisions of a Madhya Pradesh law which enables government to have 50% shares in management seats in private dental colleges.According to the schedule, the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) scheduled for May 1 was treated as first round of the NEET.However, those who have not applied for AIPMT will be given opportunity to appear in round two on July 24.The combined result will be declared on August 17, in order to complete the admission process by September 30 – the deadline set by the apex court in its previous orders.

NEET Phase 1: 6.67 lakh students appear for the exam

Over six lakh students on Sunday appeared for the first phase of National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET), a common medical entrance test for admissions to MBBS and BDS courses across the country. According to CBSE officials who conducted the test, over 6.67 lakh students had registered for the exam.”Reports received by us suggested that there were around 8% students who did not take the test. This figure is considerably less than the previous year when around 15 per cent of candidates were absentees,” a senior CBSE official said.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The CBSE had allowed candidates to wear traditional and religious clothes including burqas for the exam.”The exam went smoothly and the feedback we received was largely positive,” the official said, adding that metal detectors and jammers were used to ensure that unfair means were not used.The Supreme court had cleared the decks for holding the exam in two phases by approving the schedule put before it by the Centre, CBSE and the Medical Council of India (MCI) for treating All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) fixed for May 1 as NEET-1.

NEET issue: Karnataka govt asks students to appear for both NEET, Common Entrance Test tomorrow

In the backdrop of Supreme Court clearing the decks for National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) as a single common entrance test for admission to MBBS and BDS courses, Karnataka government has advised the students to appear for both NEET and the Common Entrance Test, conducted by it.The government was seeking legal opinion and is likely to decide by Sunday on filing of an appeal, suggesting NEET as a single common entrance test, be considered from next year, Higher Education Minister Jayachandra said.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>”There is ambiguity among students and parents whether to appear for exam on May 1…we advise students to appear for exam tomorrow,” he told reporters here.”Those who have applied should appear tomorrow, those who have applied for CET on May 4th should also appear for the exam, and those who have not applied for NEET now have to utilise the opportunity by applying for NEET 2 exam to be held on July 24,” he added.The apex court in its decision had approved the schedule put before it by the Centre, CBSE and the Medical Council of India (MCI) for treating All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) fixed for May 1 as NEET-1 and holding NEET-II on July 24 for those who have not applied for AIPMT.The combined result would be declared on August 17 so that the admission process can be completed by September 30.Jayachandra said: “We are not clear about the judgement yet as within two days after the judgement exam has approached.”He said: “Different states are party to the case that is coming up on May 3rd… Advocate General is not in town, he will be coming tomorrow, we will have discussion on this and decide about the appeal. We are saying let’s have NEET from next year, I think other states are also of the same opinion.” Responding to a question about CET conducted by the state government, Minister of State for Medical Education Sharan Prakash Patil said,”Whether to derive merit from CET or not, we will decide as per the Supreme Court judgement on the date of counselling.”On reservation that is given for students from Hyderabad- Karnataka and other backward regions of the state, he said, “The state’s reservation policy will prevail, NEET judgement has nothing to do with quota, to derive merit they are conducting NEET.”

NEET: CBSE issues strict dress code; rigorous checking of candidates

They cannot carry mobile phones, earphones, microphones, pagers, health bands, wallets, goggles, hand bags, hair pins, hair bands, belts and caps. The first edition of the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) will be held on May 1 and CBSE has issued the dress code for exam along with other instructions. Students cannot wear shoes but wear sandals or slippers. All accessories like earrings, nose pins, chains and necklaces will also be checked by officials. The security for this exam has been upped and as a result stringent measures are being taken. Students have been asked to wear open shoes so that they won’t be able to hide any chits and notes. This year, according to Bangalore Mirror, students’ ears will be specifically checked so as to ensure there are no Bluetooth devices being carried by them. They cannot carry mobile phones, earphones, microphones, pagers, health bands, wallets, goggles, hand bags, hair pins, hair bands, belts and caps. <!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Students also can’t take in any stationery materials like texts (printed or written), bits of papers, geometry/ pencil boxes, plastic pouch, calculator, pen, scale, writing pad, pen drives, eraser, calculator, log table, electronic pens or scanners will also not be allowed. Students cannot wear wrist watches, carry cameras, metallic items, eatables – opened or packed, water bottles and so on.The prescribed clothing for the exam is light clothes so that they won’t be able to hide any instruments or communication devices. The ideal outfit is half sleeves with small buttons, and no badges or brooches. Those who are wearing any religion-mandated clothing have to report at 8:30 am so that they can be checked thoroughly.

NEET: SC refuses to entertain plea from students seeking modification of order, first phase of exam to be held tomorrow

Supreme Court on Saturday refused to entertain a plea seeking modification of NEET order. The petition was filed by a group of students. Court made its intention clear while dismissing the plea saying, “let the exams go on”.The students who filed petition seeking modification of NEET order,said syllabus of CBSE & state boards are different and they will have no time to prepare. <!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Supreme Court though have rejected that argument saying nothing stops the students from preparing for the exam. The first phase of NEET examination will be held on May 1On Friday, the Supreme Court had said that the entrance test for admission to MBBS and BDS courses for the academic year 2016-17 will be held as per the schedule through the single common entrance test National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) on May 1 and July 24.Justice A R Dave, before whom the matter was mentioned by Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi said, “We are not having the bench. Let the exam go on. Let them file the applications.” When Justice Dave said that the matter would not be heard today, he was sitting in a different bench.Earlier on Friday, the Centre had approached the apex Court seeking modification of its Thursday’s order to allow state governments and private colleges to hold separate entrance examinations for MBBS and BDS courses for the academic year 2016-17.Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi had suggested that the order passed by the apex court yesterday allowed holding of a two-phased single common entrance test for MBBS and BDS courses through NEET on May 1 and July 24 but there appear to be some genuine difficulties and there was a need for some change in the order.He suggested that the first phase of NEET scheduled for May 1 be scrapped and all the students be allowed to take the exams on July 24.Rohatgi said there was a need to modify Thursday”s order as there was a lot of confusion arising out of it. The apex court had on Thursday cleared the decks for the holding of NEET in two phases for the academic year 2016-17 in which around 6.5 lakh candidates are likely to appear.It had approved the schedule put before it by the Centre, CBSE and the Medical Council of India (MCI) for treating All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) fixed for May 1 as NEET-1.It had said those who had not applied for AIPMT will be given the opportunity to appear in NEET-II on July 24 and the combined result would be declared on August 17 so that the admission process can be completed by September 30.With PTI inputs

NEET conduct: Centre allows states to hold separate exams for MBBS and BDS

New Delhi: The Centre on Friday moved the Supreme Court seeking modification of Thursday’s order to allow state governments and private colleges to hold separate entrance examinations for MBBS and BDS courses for the academic year 2016-17.

The plea in this regard was mentioned by Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi before a bench of Justices A R Dave and A K Goel.

The AG suggested that the order passed by the apex court yesterday had allowed holding of a two-phased single common entrance test for MBBS, BDS and PG courses through National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) on 1 May and 24 July but there appear to be some genuine difficulties and there is a need for some change in the order.

He suggested that the first phase of NEET scheduled for 1 May be scrapped and all the students be allowed to take the exams on 24 July.

Rohatgi said there was a need to modify Thursday’s order as there was a lot of confusion arising out of it. The bench agreed to give an urgent hearing to the matter which is likely to be taken up later in the day by the same bench which had passed the order Thursday.

The apex court had on Thursday cleared the decks for the holding of NEET, a single common entrance test for admission to MBBS and BDS courses, in two phases for the academic year 2016-17 in which around 6.5 lakh candidates are likely to appear.

It had approved the schedule put before it by the Centre, CBSE and the Medical Council of India (MCI) for treating All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) fixed for 1 May as NEET-1.

It had said those who had not applied for AIPMT will be given the opportunity to appear in NEET-II on 24 July and the combined result would be declared on August 17 so that the admission process can be completed by 30 September.

The order implied that all government colleges, deemed universities and private medical colleges would be covered under NEET and those examinations which have already taken place or slated to be conducted separately stand scrapped.

A bench comprising Justices A R Dave, Shiva Kirti Singh and A K Goel had pronounced the order yesterday after rejecting the opposition for holding NEET by the states, including Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and Association of Karnataka Medical Colleges, besides minority institutions like CMC, Vellore which had contended that NEET cannot be imposed on them.

The apex court order had also revived the government’s 21 Decemeber 2010 notification for holding a single common entrance test through NEET with a clarification that any challenge on the issue would directly come before it and no high court can interfere in it.

The court was of the view that since it has recalled its 11 April order, there was no hindrance in holding the single entrance test. On 11 April, the apex court had recalled its judgement scrapping a single common entrance test for admission to MBBS, BDS and PG courses in all medical colleges, delivered by then Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir on the day of his retirement.

The petition on which the court passed the order yesterday was filed by NGO Sankalp Charitable Trust. In its petition, the NGO had said that the Centre, MCI and CBSE were dilly-dallying in implementing the court’s order on implementing the National Eligibility Entrance Test.

It had said that in view of April 11 judgement decks were cleared for holding of Common Entrance Examination and there is no impediment in having the test for admission to Medical Colleges for current academic year 2016-17.

Andhra Pradesh EAMCET to be held tomorrow as per schedule

Andhra Pradesh Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test (AP EAMCET) will be held on Friday as per its schedule, state Health and Medical Education Minister Kamineni Srinivas said in Hyderabad on Thursday.The Supreme Court on Thursday cleared the decks for holding of National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET), a single common entrance test for admission to MBBS and BDS courses, in two phases for the academic year 2016-17 in which around 6.5 lakh candidates are likely to appear.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Referring to the apex court order, the minister said, “The Supreme Court has given a judgment for national level exam for medical studies. It will be decided based on the final out come of the judgement.””States like Andhra Pradesh possess special protection under Article 371D and the AP EAMCET exam that comprises MBBS, veterinary, agriculture and BDS, will be conducted on Friday without any changes. This was decided after consultations at higher level,” the minister said.He was speaking at the foundation stone laying ceremony of mother-child health wards in Tuni area Hospital in East Godavari district. Kamineni also said that recently 1,400 posts of doctors and 1,000 posts of nurses were filled and another 500 posts of doctors would be filled soon. The minister said ten primary health centre each costing Rs 1.18 crore would be constructed in East Godavari district.AP Finance Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu who was also present at the programme, said the government was aiming to provide better medical services to the rural poor like introducing services such as telemedicine.

Supreme Court approves holding of MBBS, BDS entrance through NEET

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday cleared the decks for holding of National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET), a single common entrance test for admission to MBBS and BDS courses, in two phases for the academic year 2016-17 in which around 6.5 lakh candidates are likely to appear.

The apex court approved the schedule put before it by the Centre, CBSE and the Medical Medical Council of India (MCI) for treating All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) fixed for 1 May as NEET-1 and those who have not applied for AIPMT will be given opportunity to appear in NEET-II on 24 July and the combined result would be declared on 17 August so that the admission process can be completed by 30 September.

The order would imply that all government colleges, deemed universities and private medical colleges would be covered under the NEET and those examinations which have already taken place or slated to be conducted separately stands scrapped.

The order, ending all uncertainty, was pronounced after rejecting the opposition for holding NEET by states including Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and Association of Karnataka Medical Colleges besides minority institutions like CMC Vellore which had contended that NEET cannot be imposed on them.

The apex court order also revives the Government’s 21 Decemeber, 2010 notification for holding single common entrance test through NEET with a clarification that any challenge on the issue would directly come before it and no High Court can interfere in it.

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The court was of the view that since it has recalled its 11 April order, there was no hindrance in holding the single entrance test.

“In view of the submissions made on behalf of the respondents (Centre, CBSE, MCI), we record that NEET shall be held as stated by the respondents. We further clarify that notwithstanding any order passed by any Court earlier with regard to not holding NEET, this order shall operate. Therefore, no further order is required to be passed at this stage,” a bench comprising Justices A R Dave, Shiva Kirti Singh and A K Goel said.

While rejecting the contention that it would not be proper to hold NEET in view of the 18 July, 2013 judgement which had scrapped the NEET, the bench said, “We do not agree with the first submission for the reason that the said judgement has already been recalled on 11 April, 2016 and therefore, the notifications dated 21 December, 2010 are in operation as on today.”

“It may however be clarified that by this order hearing of the petitions which are pending before this Court will not be affected,” the bench said.

Additional Solicitor General Pinky Anand and senior advocate Vikas Singh, appearing for the Centre and MCI respectively submitted that 6,67,637 candidates are appearing for the All India Pre-medical/Pre-dental Entrance Test, scheduled for 1 May from 1,040 centres in 52 cities, including abroad.

They submitted that by turning the 1 May entrance exam as NEET-1 would protect the interests of students who have already left their homes for the exams and have fully prepared for it.

Tamil Nadu, through senior advocate L Nageshwar Rao, strongly objected to NEET and said there is no culture of entrance exams in the state since 2007 in view of a prevailing legislation and the marks secured in class XII is considered as qualifying marks to make a level-playing field for the rural students.

Senior advocate K K Venugopal protested passing of the order on behalf of the Association of Karnataka Medical Colleges saying that there should not by any hurry and all stakeholders should be given a detailed hearing.

Senior advocate Gopal Subramanium, appearing for CMC, Vellore said that the entrance exam by the minority institution has been for years and NEET should not come in its way.

The court also rejected the contention of senior advocates Rajeev Dhavan and P P Rao that 11 April order has not revived the NEET and it will not apply to all states which can hold separate entrance tests.

SC paves way for NEET, agrees to Centre’s proposal for two phased common entrance exam

SC has paved way for common entrance test NEET this year for admission in MBBS and BDS. It has also approved Centre’s proposed two phased schedule for NEET. MCI and CBSE will be conducting 1st phase on May1The Supreme Court earlier in the day had reserved its order on a plea seeking directions to Centre for holding single common entrance test for MBBS, BDS and PG courses through National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET).<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Centre and Medical Council of India (MCI) came out with a schedule that All India PMT exam for May1 would be treated as NEET-1 and the second phase would be treated NEET-2 which will be held on July 24 and combined result would be declared on August 17.However, the decision to hold the entrance exam through NEET was opposed by states including Tamil Nadu and Association of Karnataka Medical Colleges besides minority institutions like CMC Vellore saying it is illegal and unconstitutional.Tamil Nadu strongly objected to NEET and said there is no culture of entrance exams in the state since 2007. A bench of Justices A R Dave, Shiva Kirti Singh and A K Goel observed that it was running “against the time” and reserved the order. The petition filed by NGO Sankalp Charitable Trust was listed for hearing today after it was mentioned late yesterday.On April 11, the apex court had recalled its controversial judgement scrapping single common entrance test for admission to MBBS, BDS and PG courses in all medical colleges, delivered by then Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir on the day of his retirement.In its petition, the NGO said that the Centre, MCI and CBSE were dilly-dallying in implementing the court’s order on implementing the National Eligibility Entrance Test.It further said that in view of April 11 judgement decks were cleared for holding of Common Entrance Examination and there is no impediment in having the test for admission to Medical Colleges for current academic year 2016-17. The petitioner claimed that according to a research conducted by the NGO it was found that as many as 90 entrance examinations are being held by private and government authorities separately which resulted in shelling out lakhs of rupees in taking the examination.”It has also been widely noticed that the examinations are not conducted in a free and fair manner and admissions are granted to chosen few,” the plea said.

Kerala HC directs CBSE board to not infringe on Muslim girls’ rights

On Tuesday, the Kerala High Court, directed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to allow female Muslim candidates who wanted to wear their head-scarf and long-sleeved dress in accordance with their religious practice to sit for the All-India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Entrance Test (AIPMT) – 2016. A report in The New Indian Express states that the court asked these students should be at the exam venue 30 minutes prior to the exam so that a woman invigilator if required, could search their body. <!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Justice A Muhammad Mushtaq issued the order on the petition filed by Amnah Bint Basheer of Pavaratti, Thrissur. Basheer had challenged the dress code which had been prescribed by the CBSE for candidates who wanted to write this exam on May 1. In the bulletin issued by the CBSE, candidates were asked to ‘wear light clothes with half-sleeve, without large buttons brooch/badge/flower etc., with salwar/trouser’. Basheer in her petition stated that she practised Islam and as per the Quran, women should ‘cover their body, except face, with loose garments, and should not appear in public in the company of non-blood related men’.In her petition, she reportedly said, “The dress code set by the CBSE has violated the fundamental right of the petitioner to practise religion, including wearing of the dress prescribed by her religion. As per Article 25(1) of the Constitution, every citizen has been guaranteed the fundamental right to profess and practise his/her religion.” Basheer also added that the CBSE had been implementing their dress code strictly and that candidates were allowed into the exam hall only if their instructions were followed. In her petition, she wrote, “Therefore, unless instruction on the dress code is quashed, there is every possibility of the CBSE prescribing the dress code in future. If the real intent of the CBSE is to ensure a free and fair examination, the same could be achieved by frisking, instead of setting arbitrary and unreasonable conditions.”

CBSE.nic.in JEE Main Result 2016: Joint Entrance Exam, Jeemain.nic.in Result 2016 to be announced in an hour

Just an hour and your wait will be over. 12 lakh students who gave Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) exams can heave a sigh of relief as the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is going to announce (JEE) Main paper I and paper II results soon in an hour.The online exam for paper I and paper II was conducted on April 9 and April 10, 2016 whereas offline exam was conducted on April 3 for both the papers of JEE Mains.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>JEE Main scores for 2016 will be the basis for admission into institutes with technical sources funded by the centre. These include premium institutes such as the IITs and NITs, which is why the JEE Main result is considered of significance. Once candidates have been successful in their JEE Mains will be eligible to take the JEE Advanced exam 2016Students can check results on the CBSE website cbseresults.nic.in, cbse.nic.in or www.jeemain.nic.in today at 10 am that is in an hour to know how much they have scored.Steps to check JEE Main Results 2016 results:1. Visit cbseresults.nic.in, cbse.nic.in or www.jeemain.nic.in2. Click on the link ‘JEE Main 2016 Results’3. Enter the login details such as application number, date of birth and name.4. Click on submit5. Your results will be displayed on the screen like your score and other details.6. You can now take a print out of your results.All the best!

Jeemain.nic.in Result 2016: CBSE.nic.in JEE Main Results 2016 to be declared today on cbseresults.nic.in

The wait will be over for over 12 lakh students who gave Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) exams this year. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will declare (JEE) Main paper I and paper II results today at 10 am on their official website.The online exam for paper I and paper II was conducted on April 9 and April 10, 2016 whereas offline exam was conducted on April 3 for both the papers of JEE Mains.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>JEE Main scores for 2016 will be the basis for admission into institutes with technical sources funded by the centre. These include premium institutes such as the IITs and NITs, which is why the JEE Main result is considered of significance. Once candidates have been successful in their JEE Mains will be eligible to take the JEE Advanced exam 2016Students can check results on the CBSE website cbseresults.nic.in, cbse.nic.in or www.jeemain.nic.in today at 10 am to know how much they have scored.Steps to check JEE Main Results 2016 results:1. Visit cbseresults .nic.in, cbse .nic.in or www.jeemain.nic.in2. Click on the link ‘JEE Main 2016 Results’3. Enter the login details such as application number, date of birth and name.4. Click on submit5. Your results will be displayed on the screen like your score and other details.6. You can now take a print out of your results.All the best!

JEE Main Results 2016: Check jeemain.nic.in, cbseresults.nic.in for CBSE Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main Result 2016 tomorrow

Over 12 lakh students will heave a sigh of relief as Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main paper I and paper II results are going to be declared by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on April 27 i.e tomorrow.The online exam for paper I and paper II was conducted on April 9 and April 10, 2016 whereas offline exam was conducted on April 3 for both the papers of JEE Mains.JEE Main scores for 2016 will be the basis for admission into institutes with technical sources funded by the centre. These include premium institutes such as the IITs and NITs, which is why the JEE Main result is considered of significance. <!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Once candidates have been successful in their JEE Mains will be eligible to take the JEE Advanced exam 2016Students can check results on the CBSE website cbseresults.nic.in, cbse.nic.in or www.jeemain.nic.in tomorrow to know how much they have scored.All you have to do is put in the login details along with necessary details such as the registration number, name of the candidate and date of birth and your result will be flashed on the screen. Steps to check JEE Main Results 2016 results:1. Visit cbseresults .nic.in, cbse .nic.in or www.jeemain.nic.in2. Click on the link ‘JEE Main 2016 Results’3. Enter the login details such as application number, date of birth and name.4. Click on submit5. Your results will be displayed on the screen like your score and other details.6. You can now take a print out of your results.Good luck!

Bihar: 3 examinees held for cheating via WhatsApp

Three examinees were on Sunday arrested for allegedly cheating using the mobile phone messaging application WhatsApp in Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination in Begusarai district.The examinees were arrested from an examination centre located at DPS School here for cheating through WhatsApp, Superintendent of Police Ranjit Kumar Mishra said. The examinees were identified as Wasim Akram, Mohammad Shamshad and Asif Rashid, Mishra said, adding they all are residents of West Champaran district.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Police also lodged an FIR against Alamgir and Rajesh, both residents of Patna, for allegedly sending answers to the trio through WhatsAap.The competitive examination is conducted for admissions in various professional courses of Medical, Engineering, Agriculture and other streams.

Supreme Court agrees to hear review plea against its verdict scrapping NEET

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a petition filed by Centre & Medical Council of India (MCI) seeking review of its judgement scrapping the single common entrance test for medical courses.The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) is conducted for admission in MBBS, BDS and postgraduate courses in all medical colleges.According to a leading daily, the top court said it will hear the case afresh on validity of the common entrance test, “till the matter is decided NEET can be implemented.”<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>In 2013, the Centre had implemented National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to all under-graduate medical colleges. However, after 115 petitions challenged the MCI notification on NEET, the Supreme Court quashed the MCI notification for holding common entrance tests for MBBS, BDS and post-graduate medical courses.

IITs could admit foreign students from 2017

It was reported earlier that the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) wanted foreign students to enrol and were seeking the help of the external affairs ministry. Now, in all likelihood, the IITs in India will admit foreign students for their undergraduate and postgraduate studies from next year.A report in The New Indian Express states that a final decision is likely to be taken in the next IIT Council meeting regarding this. Replying to a question as to whether this will limit the number of seats for Indian students, Professor Bhaskar Ramamurthi, director of IIT Madras, was quoted by the daily as saying, “Of course, we can’t take away the seats of Indian students to bring in foreign students. What the Central government is contemplating is to increase the number of seats by 100 to 200. The number may vary between IITs. Foreign students who seek admissions will be charged the full course fees. The government may consider giving scholarships to students of certain countries, but in general, the public money will be used.”<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The daily adds that for UG courses, the Joint Entrance Exams (JEE) will be conducted in various countries and for PG courses, the Graduate Aptitude Tests in Engineering (GATE) is a must for candidates. As admissions to IITs are decentralized, they are free to take students from different countries.
ALSO READ IIT admission tests to be held in 8 countries abroad to attract foreign students: PanelRamamurthi was also quoted as saying that the demand for IIT seats depends on pricing and that the government will have to decide the cost of courses. At present, IITs spend around Rs 5 lakh per student. IIT Madras is more cost effective as it spends only around Rs 4 to 4.5 lakh per student.While speaking about the logistics of the international students, the director was quoted as stating that at any point there are at least 100 foreign students as part of their the exchange programmes. “The institute has a separate office, which takes care of immigration and other paper work. We are not going to build separate hostels for them. They will be living alongside the Indian students. We can have a Western mess, which should not be a problem. Already, we have 9 different cuisines,” the IIT director was quoted as saying.
ALSO READ IITs want more foreign students to crack their entranceThe IIT Madras director was speaking to the media at an event organised by IIT Madras where it signed an MoU with ABB for R&D cooperation in microgrids, energy storage solutions and green energy projects

JEE Main 2016: How you can download the admit card for Joint Entrance Examination 2016

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has made the admit cards available for JEE Main exam on jeemain.nic.in. Paper I and Paper II of the JEE (Main) exam will be held on April 3, 2016. The online exam for Paper I will be held on April 9 and 10, 2016. Those who score in the top 1,50,000 Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) become eligible to apply for JEE Advanced exam.CBSE’s JEE is a national engineering entrance exam. Paper I of JEE is required for admission to Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) and B.Tech courses. Paper II is for the B. Arch and B Planning courses.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Here’s how you can download the JEE Mains Admit Card 2016— Visit the website jeemain.nic.in— Click on link ‘Download Admit card of JEE (Main)-2016’— Enter your application number and password and submit— You will then be able to download the admit card The JEE Main admit cards for the 2016 exam were to be released on March 1, but were delayed and released on March 10, 2016. The first day saw several candidates unable to download their admit cards but this was later fixed. In case of errors with the image in your admit card, a link has been made available on jeemain.nic.in to rectify the same.

Jayalalithaa asks PM Modi to withdraw plea in SC on medical admissions

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Wednesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to “instruct” Union Health Ministry to withdraw a review petition filed during the UPA tenure in the Supreme Court over its verdict scrapping the common entrance test for admissions to medical courses.Stating that the case was scheduled for hearing on March 15, she requested that the review plea should be withdrawn by the Centre. “I request you to instruct the Health Ministry to withdraw the review petition filed by the UPA government pending in the Supreme Court and it is coming up for hearing on March 15,” she said. “I also request you not to pursue any legislative measures to circumvent the Supreme Court’s orders of 2013 upholding Tamil Nadu’s stand on this issue,” she said in a letter to him.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>”Reiterating Tamil Nadu’s strong objections, she said, the “introduction of NEET or any Common Entrance Examination would nullify the implementation of policy initiatives and socio-economic objectives of the State since we would have to fall in line with the regulations of the National Test.” She recalled her letter to the PM last month conveying Tamil Nadu’s strong objection to the Centre’s attempts to review the judgment against the introduction of a National Eligibility Entrance Test in any name or manner.Such a move would adversely affect the interests of students of Tamil Nadu, particularly those from weaker sections and rural areas, she said. “It infringes upon the state’s right to determine the admission policies to medical educational institutions in Tamil Nadu,” she said.In 2013, the apex court had quashed a notification by the Medical and Dental Councils introducing NEET for under and postgraduate medical, dental courses holding the move ultra vires the Constitution.Stating that the judgment had rightly upheld the valid objections of Tamil Nadu, she said, “this judgment was widely welcomed. However, instead of abiding by it, the then UPA government filed a review petition.”

Now, mobile-phone jammers to check cheating at exam centres

In order to prevent hi-tech cheating, statutory examination-conducting bodies have been allowed to use mobile-phone jammers.In a new policy notified by the cabinet secretariat – the nodal authority for granting permission and clearance for use and procurement of jammers – examination bodies have been allowed to take the equipment on a lease basis.However, unlike security agencies, they cannot procure or own the jamming equipment.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Last year in May, the Bihar police arrested 13 students using hi-tech blue-tooth devices for copying in the Bihar Combined Entrance Examination Board (BCEB) exams.In 2014, some 100 people who were helping candidates through electronic tools during the written test for police recruitment were nabbed outside examination centres.The notification says that in order to guard against random proliferation of jammers as well as to ensure that they don’t unduly interfere with existing mobile-phone networks, a permission from secretary (security) in the cabinet secretariat has been made mandatory.Among the bodies allowed to procure jammers include state police forces, jail authorities and central government agencies like Intelligence Bureau (IB) and Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).Though no official was willing to come on record, it is believed that defence forces have been excluded from the list, following the controversy around the now-defunct Technical Support Division (TSD) procuring jammers in the past under the instructions of then army chief and now Union minister VK Singh.The jammers imported by TSD for evaluation purpose could not be accounted for after the government decided to close the unit.Last year, the Delhi government decided to install jammers to stop cheating in examinations for government jobs. It used them on a pilot basis for a clerk-level exam.That experiment hit a controversy with the Union government as the state government invited applications from service providers for procurement of jammers.The cabinet secretariat has now come out with detailed policy guidelines. One of it is that the examination body can deploy jammers in sensitive examination centres after seeking approval in an approved proforma.They can as well send examination calendars in advance, so that their requirement can be processed and a consolidated clearance can be granted on annual basis.Examination bodies can take jammers only on a lease basis from vendors. Also, they should be approved and manufactured by either the Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL) or Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL).The operation of jammers should be the responsibility of the concerned vendor to avoid any local tampering at the examination centre. The jammers effectively disable cellular phones. They transmit on the same radio frequencies as mobile phones, thus disrupting the communication between the phone and the mobile phone base station in the tower.In May last year, the Supreme Court had directed the Centre to install phone jammers at exam centres to prevent paper leaks and other malpractices. The directive had come after alleged cheating in the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT). Many aspirants had sim cards stitched to their shirts and had blue-tooth devices. Over 350 calls were made to the various exam centres.

Karnataka CET exam to go online from 2017

The latest news about the Karnataka Common Entrance Test (CET) is that it will go online from the next academic year (2017-18). The CET is for admission to under-graduate professional courses in the state and now the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) has decided to take it online.Sources in the KEA have told The New Indian Express that since 2016, all the procedures have moved online, including the document verification. Thus, they are now looking at conducting the CET online as well. The KEA is said to be contemplating on having the CET both online and offline for the first year and then moving completely online, adds the report.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The daily quotes a KEA official as saying that one of their major concerns in implementing the online test is managing rural students, as most students who take the CET are from rural Karnataka. Since those who attempt the CET also take the IIT-JEE and CAT which are online, the KEA officials believe that taking the CET online would be beneficial. According to the report, if the Karnataka government approves this proposal, then mock tests will be held for students in the first-year Pre University Course to help familiarise them with the new system.An official has been quoted as saying that they got negative feedback initially when they introduced CET course coaching on Doordarshan, but now it’s very successful and lakhs of students benefit from the programme.