High Court: Consider Class 12 marks for NEET scores

Even as the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to undergraduate medical courses is set to be held on May 7, the Madras High Court has directed the Medical Council of India (MCI) to consider and pass orders on a plea that seeks to consider the marks obtained in Class 12 along with the NEET scores while providing admission.
High Court: Consider Class 12 marks for NEET scores
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A division bench comprising Justice N Kirubakaran and Justice V Parthiban, said, “The issue raised in this petition is very large. Therefore, without expressing any opinion on merit, this court directs MCI to consider and pass orders on the petitioner’s representation within three weeks.” However, the bench on keeping the larger issue in the petition pending, directed the registry to post the case after vacation for reporting compliance and for passing further orders. The petitioner Dr P Ramachandran contended that in Tamil Nadu most of the students are part of the State Board and are unable to meet NEET in a better manner. Hence, a single window competition cannot ensure a level playing field, he said and insisted that it was pertinent that at least Clause V of the notification, which insists that all admission to MBBS course shall be solely based on marks obtained in NEET, is changed.

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