neet 2020: Medical aspirant applies for NEET exemption for the overseas course, HC asks MCI to review an application
NEU-DELHI: A medical aspirant wishing to study abroad has approached the Delhi Supreme Court to order the authorities to issue her a registration certificate without the required NEET qualification, as the course is due to begin in Uzbekistan shortly . According to a March 2019 announcement by the Medical Council of India (MCI), the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) – the general entrance exam for admission to medical courses – became mandatory for conducting MBBS courses abroad.

Judge V Kameswar Rao found that the student had not lodged a complaint with the authorities before the Supreme Court moved, and in consultation with the Ministry of Health and Family Care, instructed the MCI to view the petition as a representation and within of three weeks to decide.

“It is appropriate that this court has a written petition instructing the Medical Council of India / Respondent No. 1, in consultation with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, to consider the written petition to be a proxy and to do so within a time limit dispose of three weeks from today and inform the petitioner of the decision, “said the court.

It was recorded that MCI, T Singhdev and Ankit Raj’s attorneys, who had appeared for the center, had stated that the authorities should immediately comply with the court order.

The student said in her plea that she intended to complete a basic medical degree at Bukhara State Medical Institute in Uzbekistan. The last admission date for the course is August 20.

According to the petitioner, eligibility to hold a NEET qualification is a requirement for an Indian citizen to take a medical course abroad.

The plea alleges that the NEET exam in India is scheduled for 13 September and that it may not be able to meet the eligibility requirement.

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the NEET exam has been postponed twice and is now scheduled for September 13th.

The plea was intended to instruct the authorities to grant her a one-time exemption as an exception to the obligation to release NEET for admission to overseas medical courses at a foreign university for the current 2020-2021 academic session.


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