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Confirmed News : No UG CET / NEET in 2012 : WB, TN, AP, Maharashtra, Gujarat State Governments Oppose

It is now Official !

There is no UG NEET / CET in 2012. It was already confirmed that there is no PG CET / NEET in 2012.

Update : CBSE to conduct PMPD Prelims on April 1,2012 and Final Exam on May 13,2012
Since the CET / NEET was heavily biased in favour of students from hindi region and also students studying in the CBSE curriculum, The following states have opposed this Common Entrance Test / National Entrance Cum Eligibility Test

  1. Tamil Nadu. There is no entrance in Tamil Nadu. In this case CET will be an additional burden for the students.

    Confirmed News : No UG CET / NEET in 2012 : WB, TN, AP, Maharashtra, Gujarat State Governments Oppose

    Confirmed News : No UG CET / NEET in 2012 : WB, TN, AP, Maharashtra, Gujarat State Governments Oppose

  2. Andhra Pradesh
  3. Maharashtra
  4. West Bengal
  5. Gujarat

Karnataka too has expressed its apprehensions

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From http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/After-FDI-in-retail-Mamata-spanner-for-common-medical-exam/articleshow/11039418.cms

NEW DELHI: After stalling foreign direct investment in retail, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and other states have put a spoke in the first-ever common National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), 2012 for all MBBS and dental undergraduate courses in medical colleges across the country.

Mamata Banerjee and other states have put a spoke in the first-ever common National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for all MBBS courses across the country.

Mamata Banerjee and other states have put a spoke in the first-ever common National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for all MBBS courses across the country.

The Centre on Thursday moved the Supreme Court requesting deferment of the common entrance examination, which was to select candidates for undergraduate medical and dental courses, by one year to 2013.

In its affidavit before the SC, CBSE had detailed the NEET-UG schedule, for which online submissions of applications began on December 1 and last date for receipt of applications is December 16. The test was to be held on May 13, 2012 with results to be declaration in the last week of June.

But the test may not happen at all in 2012 with the health and family welfare ministry on Thursday filing an application seeking deferment of NEET-UG to 2013. One of the major reasons was the Trinamool Congress government’s insistence on West Bengal students being given the option of answering the test in Bengali language and some other states either seeking exemption or deferment.

The main reason appeared to be Banerjee’s demand for Bengali. “The chief minister of West Bengal has expressed preference to continue with the Joint Entrance Examination Board for all colleges in West Bengal. However, the state would be ready to join NEET for undergraduate courses only if it is assured that Bengali language would be one of the medium for the said examination,” the affidavit said. Banerjee had written a letter to the health minister on August 11, just three months after becoming CM, with her demand.

The chief ministers of Maharashtra, Assam, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka requested the Union health minister for exemption from NEET 2012 on the ground that students would require some more time to switch over to the new system and get fully acquainted with the syllabus prescribed by the Medical Council of India.

Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa showed readiness to joint NEET from 2013-14 but AP sought exemption for two years, saying it would join from 2014-15, the health ministry said.

“The state of Kerala has shown its willingness to join NEET on the condition that all its reservation policies in admission to medical courses may be allowed to be followed. Assam informed that the provision of minimum marks for entrance examination was not acceptable to the state and that it be allowed to add grace marks in order to ensure that adequate number of students from the state is selected for the seats earmarked for the state in medical colleges,” it said.

Given the myriad reasons for states not preferring NEET 2012, the health ministry said, “The government of India is of the strong view that instead of hurriedly implementing NEET from academic year 2012, it would be in the fitness of things if the same is introduced in a more planned manner from the academic year 2013-14 onwards.

“The interim period would be utilized to complete preparation for the exam both at the level of CBSE as well as MCI and efforts shall also be made to bring on board the states which are seeking exemption from NEET due to various reasons.”

It added, “Government of India is of the view that it is not advisable to exempt any state from the ambit of NEET as it would defeat the very purpose of conducting a common entrance exam and may as well encourage other states to seek exemption at later date.”

Times View

It’s just months since Mamata Banerjee came to power riding a wave of resentment against the misrule of the Left, but she seems to be repeating one of their biggest blunders. An entire generation of students in West Bengal have had to pay the price for the Left’s obstinate insistence on banishing English as the medium of instruction in primary schools. Mamata’s campaign speeches made it very clear that she understood how much anger there was against this policy. Yet, she is now speaking in much the same tongue when she insists on students being allowed to write an all-India medical entrance exam in Bengali. Her state would much better served by improved access to high-quality English-medium education to all than by such cheap populism.

Needless to add, we support Mamata and do not accept the Times View, which is biased in favour of the elite CBSE Students. CET has two inherent inbuilt biases

  1. The questions will be in English and Hindi only. So students who studied in English Medium and Hindi Medium will be at an advantageous position as compared to those who studied in Bengali or Marathi Medium.
  2. The question will be from CBSE Curriculum. So students who studied in CBSE Curriculum be at an advantageous position as compared to those who studied in State Boards (say Bengal or Gujarat Board)

In this case, it is quite natural for West Bengal Chief Minister to care about the well being of students of West Bengal. Most of the Internet Generation of India in Twitter and Facebook and also most of the media people have done their school education in CBSE Curriculum or in English Medium or Both. They are not able to understand that there is a much bigger world outside which has not studied in CBSE Curriculum or which has not studied in English Medium. It is these ignorant people who are criticizing the chief ministers.

Let us hope that these people grow up quick and support their leader !!

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