National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test for Under-Graduate (NEET-UG) issue seems still unfinished for some states. Its final that NEET-UG will be held from 2017 for all MBBS and BDS seats (except AIIMS and JIPMER) but states like Odisha and Karnataka wants NEET also to be conducted in their language apart from other 8 language. NEET-UG 2017 will be conducted in English, Hindi, Telugu, Assamese, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil and Bengali but suddenly Odisha and Karnataka wants odia and kannada, respectively. NEET-UG was held for the first time was held in year 2013 in 8 languages, which was latter made involuntary by Supreme Court due to opposition by some Private medical colleges.
Earlier in november 2016, odisha and Karnataka were in favour of conducting NEET-UG in english medium, but now since some regional languages has been included they are voicing for their language too. Final call will be made by the central government over this language issue, so far no official confirmation has been made to include other languages except for 8 languages which were previously included. In 2013, when NEET-UG was conducted in 8 languages they didn’t raise such voice then. NEET-UG has been in controversy since its begining, NEET is only possible after the last year judgement of Hon’ble Supreme court to conduct NEET. Last year NEET-UG was conducted in two phases, some states were exempted for state quota seats but all central and private colleges seats were filled on the basis of NEET rank. From session 2017-18, NEET-UG has been made compulsory for all MBBS and BDS seats.
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NEET-UG 2017 registration has been already delayed and is expected to start from first week of january, last year registration process were available from 2nd week of December. Students are very anxious and eagerly waiting for its availability. Some websites and facebook groups are also adding to their anxiety by spreading false news about NEET schedule. Candidates need to refrain themselves from such websites.
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Language issue and drawback
Medical Council of India (MCI) is a regulatory body for medical education, it was in favour of conducting NEET only in english and hindi languages. Medical and Dental courses are taught in english medium, as textbooks are in english. Students who don’t uderstand english face difficulty in study.
Moreover, conducting NEET-UG in so many languages needs translation work to be done, which means more people are engaging in questions setting which in turn may lower the secrecy of paper and it becomes vulnerable to leak. In 2015, CBSE had to re-conduct exam due to paper leak. So, conducting NEET in more languages has little good than bad.
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