President Pranab Mukherjee was on Tuesday signed ordinance on uniform medical entrance examination NEET.
The central government on Friday cleared the ordinance, is aimed at “partially” overturning a Supreme Court order that said all government colleges, deemed universities and private medical colleges would be covered under NEET.
The court ordered a single medical test to benefit aspirants who juggle clashing exam schedules and differing admission norms by private colleges. The test was allowed to be held in two phases, the first phase was conducted on May 1 and the second phase is scheduled for July 24.
Mukherjee sought an explanation for the reasons behind bringing in the ordinance against the apex court decision on making participation mandatory for all medical colleges, state, deemed universities and private colleges to admit students from the academic year 2016-17 and reportedly consulted in-house experts before clearing the ordinance just ahead of his trip to China.