Thursday, August 10, 2017

Ready to include Urdu in NEET from new session: Centre to SC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday considered the submission of the Centre that it was willing to include Urdu as a language in the NEET, the common entrance test for admission into medical courses, from academic session 2018-19 onwards.

A bench, headed by Justices Dipak Misra, noted the submission made by Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar, appearing for the Centre, that it was not opposed to conducting the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) in Urdu medium also from 2018.

"The exam for this academic session is already over. We can't put the clock back...The appeal is disposed of," the bench, also comprising justice A M Khanwilkar, said.

The solicitor general had on March 31 told the apex court that a students' body seeking conduct of the NEET in Urdu language had accused the Centre of being "communal".

The submission was made while referring to an affidavit filed by the Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO) through its national secretary Thouseef Ahamad.

The Centre had told the court it was not feasible to introduce Urdu as one of the mediums for the NEET from the current academic year.
At present, the test is being conducted in ten languages — Hindi, English, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya, Bengali, Assamese, Telegu, Tamil and Kannada languages.

The court had earlier sought the response of the Centre, the Medical Council of India, the Dental Council Of India, and the Central Board of Secondary Education on the plea for making Urdu as a medium for the NEET 2017.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

NCPUL-NIELIT Semester Examination 08.07.2017

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

NEET in Urdu: Govt says not biased against Muslims

NEW DELHI: The Centre has refuted the allegations before the Supreme Courtthat it left Urdu as a medium for the common entrance test for admission to MBBS courses (NEET) because of its alleged "prejudice and bias" against Muslims and said that there was no consideration of "religion or communal issues" while taking the decision.
In an affidavit filed in the apex court, the ministry of health and family welfare said the Centre took the decision to allow students to take the exam in one of the ten language — Hindi, English, Gujarati, Marathi, Odiya, Bengali, Tamil, Telegu, Kannada and Assamese — after holding consultations with various state governments.

It said the proposal to include Urdu as a language to take NEET was made to the Centre after the decision was taken.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Supreme Court issues notices to Centre, MCI over exclusion of Urdu in NEET

The Supreme Court on Friday issued notices to the central government and the Medical Council of India (MCI) seeking responses on why Urdu has not been included as a medium for NEET 2017 entrance exam. The apex court was hearing a petition filed by the Student Islamic Organisation (SIO).

Besides the Centre and MCI, the court also issued notices to Dental Council of India (DCI) and the CBSE and has decided to hear the matter again on March 10. "The decision to exclude Urdu was discriminatory, arbitrary, unreasonable and violative of Article 14 and 21 of the Constitution. We have complete faith on the SC and waiting for positive judgment in favour of the student community," said a representative from the SIO.

While the Centre has decided to hold NEET in 10 different languages on May 7, Urdu, as a medium has been excluded.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

HRD to bring 'graded regulatory mechanism' in UGC: Javadekar

NEW DELHI: The HRD ministry will bring in a "graded regulatory mechanism" as part of key reforms in the University Grants Commission (UGC) to usher in greater transparencyfreedom and autonomy, Union minister Prakash Javadekarsaid on Sunday.

The HRD minister also announced that 'SWAYAM', an open web based platform from which 2000 courses will be run for students across the country, will be launched next month .

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Admission Notice for Distance Education Courses - January 2017

State minister Girish Mahajan urges Centre to add Urdu in NEET-2017

PUNE: State minister for medical education Girish Mahajan has written a letter to Union health minister J P Nadda requesting him to include Urdu as a medium of taking the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)-2017.

As many as 168 Urdu-medium science junior colleges are running in the state, accounting for about 11,000 students appearing for standard XII exam every year, Mahajan stated in the letter. "Considering the large number of students from Urdu-medium appearing for NEET, it is necessary that the test be conducted in Urdu language too," the letter, dated January 4, stated.

NEET 2017 in two more languages, Urdu excluded from the process

MUMBAI: NEET 2017 for admissions to undergraduate courses in medical and dental colleges will be held on May 7. CBSE, which is expecting about 10 lakh students to appear for the test this year, released the notification on Tuesday. The test will be conducted across 80 cities. While the test will be conducted in two more languages - Oriya and Kannada - Urdu is not included in the notification. Earlier, the exam was to be conducted in eight languages including Hindi, English and Marathi. The Students' Islamic Organisation (SIO) of India has decided to move Supreme Court on Wednesday seeking inclusion of Urdu in NEET 2017.

"There are about 168 schools in Maharashtra alone. There will be students from other states too whose first language could be Urdu, how can they ignore such a large number of students," said Mohammad Ali, public relations secretary of SIO.

The registration process for NEET commenced on Tuesday and will go on till March 1. The upper age limit of the candidates has been fixed at 25 years of age and there will be only three attempts given to all students. Aadhar number is a pre-requisite for the registration process. More details on the registration process and the information brochure on NEET 2017 are available on . This is the first time that the CBSE Is conducting NEET for admissions to all UG seats in all colleges in the country.