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Meeting in Mumbai to bring back NEET

Opposing the Supreme Court's onNational Eligibility cum Entrance test (NEET), the Forum against Commercialisation of Education, a Nasik based NGO, will hold a meeting today for the affected students and parents to understand the decision fully and protest against it.

mumbai Updated: Jul 23, 2013 08:47 IST
Apoorva Puranik

Opposing the Supreme Court's decision to quash the National Eligibility cum Entrance test (NEET), the common entrance exam for admission to MBBS and BDS(Medical degree) courses, the Forum against Commercialisation of Education (FACE), a Nasik based NGO, will hold a meeting today for the affected students and parents to understand the decision fully and protest against it.

"We have organised this meeting to make parents understand the ill effects of this decision and how it will give private colleges a free hand to extort money again," said Hema Shirke, Secretary, FACE.

The apex court had quashed the Medical Council of India’s notification for holding common entrance tests for MBBS, BDS and post-graduate medical courses on July 18.

"The single entrance test for medical degrees ensured that students would not have to run around the country to give 20 different exams," said a worried parent.

"Due to this verdict, the examination process will go back to the same old method and students will have to face more hassles and greater stress. Keeping this in mind, FACE will now take parents' opinions and decide on further action," said Shirke.

Provided a large number of students and parents turn up for the meeting, the forum may consider filing a petition or staging a protest against the decision. The meeting will be held at Mumbai Sarvoday Mandal in Nana Chowk at 4.30 pm on Tuesday.