Medical Aspirant Seeks NEET Exemption for Overseas Course

One of the medical aspiring candidates willing to study abroad appealed the Delhi High Court to tell the concerned authorities to permit her an eligibility certificate sans the required NEET qualification. The medical course that the candidate is willing to pursue will begin soon in Uzbekistan. The Medical Council of India [MCI] issued an official gazette notification in March 2019.

As per the notice, the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test [NEET] has been made compulsory for providing admissions into various MBBS courses abroad. Before approaching the Delhi High Court, the student hasn’t appealed to the educational authorities with her complaints. Further, the High Court Justice V. Kameswar Rao instructed the MCI in discussion with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to think about the petition and tell the decision in 3 weeks.

Medical Aspirant Seeks NEET Exemption for Overseas Course
Medical Aspirant Seeks NEET Exemption for Overseas Course

The Delhi High Court said, ‘Appropriate shall be, for this court to dispose of the writ petition directing the Medical Council of India/respondent No 1 in consultation with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to consider the writ petition as a representation and dispose of the same within a period of three weeks from today and communicate the decision to the petitioner.’

In the plea, the student noted that she is willing to pursue UG medical course from Bukhara State Medical Institute, Uzbekistan. The final date for admissions into the institute to her preferred course is 20th August 2020. As per the petitioner, the student holding NEET qualification is one of the key eligibility requirements for an Indian citizen who seeks to pursue a medical course abroad. The appeal said that the NEET examination in India has been scheduled for 13th September 2020. As a result, that particular student can’t meet the eligibility requirement.

In India, the NEET 2020 examination has been postponed twice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After postponing the exam twice, the officials have scheduled to organize the exam on 13th September 2020. The plea aimed to direct the officials to permit her one-time exemption from the necessity of clearing the NEET examination to gain admission into the medical courses in a university abroad for the current academic year 2020-21. Stay tuned to this website to get the latest educational updates like exams, results, and more. Get to know more news on upcoming entrance examinations, just bookmark our website – KVPY.ORG.IN.

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