Common entrance tests for courses in Indian system of medicines from next year

Common entrance tests for courses in Indian system of medicines from next year

New Delhi (ISJ) � The Union government has announced, it will introduce an all-India common entrance examination for courses under Indian system of medicines like Ayurveda. Union Health Secretary C.K. Mishra, who also holds additional charge of the Ministry of AYUSH said in New Delhi on Friday (June 09), the common entrance examination on the lines of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for undergraduate and post graduate courses to medical courses, will be introduced from next academic year. �The way there is a common entrance examination, NEET for medical courses, there will be common entrance examination across the country for courses under AYUSH,� said Mishra, addressing a conference of Health Editors. �We have given an advisory to state governments, that we will start it from next year.� The Union Health Ministry had introduced a single medical entrance examination in the country for medical courses at Under Graduate and Post Graduate levels from the current academic year, by amending the relevant regulations of Medical Council of India, MCI. It mandated the designated authority at the state level to conduct common counselling for all medical education institutions, whether established by the Central or state governments, University, Deemed University, Trust, Society, Company, Minority Institutions or Corporation. A common entrance examination is expected to bring transparency in admission process and curb the practice of capitation fee charged by private colleges. Besides, the students would not have to apply for multiple agencies for admission in the same state. The Supreme Court had asked the Centre and states to use NEET scores for admission to MBBS and BDS courses, it is not binding on other allied health science courses. Image courtesy: PIB Follow us on Twitter: @isciencejournal


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