Kerala government has announced that NEET score has become mandatory for admission to private medical colleges for the exam which will be conducted on May 7, 2017. Those who are appearing for the exam are required to note that the admissions to the government and the private medical colleges in Kerala will be merit-based and on the basis of the ranking in the NEET. The Kerala government has passed ordinance considering the Supreme Court order making NEET rank mandatory for admissions to all the medical colleges and regulate them for the private colleges of the state, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan stated.
The admissions for MBBS and BDS courses would be from the NEET list, while the aspirants need to note that for other medical and para-medical courses, the government entrance test would be the criteria for admissions. A special cabinet meeting also gave the nod to promulgate the ordinance, which also received the Governor’s approval. An Admission and Fee Regulatory Committee with a retired Supreme Court or a high court judge as its chairperson will be constituted for admissions to the medical and dental colleges.
As per press release the committee will also have the representatives from the government as well as the Medical Council of India. The state government also stated that there should be standardisation of fees structure, discussions were held with various political parties and the private medical college managements in the state before deciding to bring out the ordinance. The NEET admit cards for May 7 exam will be available at the online at the official website of CBSE NEET cbseneet.nic.in It is absolute necessary for the aspirants to note that the Admit Card, Passport size Photograph and Post Card Size Photograph should be affixed on proforma.