NEET: JP Nadda meets state health ministers, says will soon formulate further course of action

The health ministers of states shared their views on holding NEET this year.

Last Updated: May 16, 2016, 14:47 PM IST
NEET: JP Nadda meets state health ministers, says will soon formulate further course of action

New Delhi: Union Health Minister JP Nadda on Monday met health ministers of states over the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) issue. 

In the meeting, the health ministers shared their views on holding NEET this year.

JP Nadda after meeting said that he has noted their (health ministers) many concerns about NEET this year and the government will soon formulate further course of action.

Noteworthy, as several parliamentarians are opposed to the common medical entrance test, the Centre has decided to hold consultations with state health ministers to formulate a strategy regarding the issue.

Earlier, 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, 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".