NEET Bulletin: Health Ministry proposes scrapping of NEET PG exam for MD, MS admissions in the country.
After proposal for bridge course for BDS to MBBS, Health Ministry now proposes scrapping of NEET PG for MD admissions. The Union Health Ministry has stated that the final year results for the MBBS programme should suffice for admissions to the various MD and MS courses in the country.
The proposal has been included as an amendment and incporated in the draft National Medical Commission or NMC Bill. The bill would be sent to the cabinet soon for approval- They further added that the changes have been suggested by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).
According to the amendments made in the fresh NMC Bill, entry into the PG programmes will be on the basis of the results of the National Exit Test (NEXT), which would be held as a common exam across the country.
Apart from scrapping NEET PG Examination, the suggestions also propose that students need not appear for a separate examination to get their licence to practice after the MBBC examination. The rule, however, does not extend to PG programmes in the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences or AIIMS and JIPMER as they do not come under the ambit of NEET PG.
Furthermore, the other examination which is NEET Supper Speciality or NEET SS examination would continue to be the norm for admission to DM/MCh courses. The proposal to include NEET MDS in the purview, however, has not been clarified as yet.