National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) is back as Supreme Court of India on Monday allowed common test for admission in medical courses.
This came after SC recalled its 2013 order by which the common entrance test for admissions to MBBS, BDS and PG courses in all medical colleges was quashed.
Taking note over a petition on NEET, the court said it will hear afresh the case afresh on validity of the common entrance test. "Till the matter is decided NEET can be implemented," the top court said.
In 2013, Supreme Court had ruled that common entrance test for MBBS, BDS and post-graduate course are invalid and against the constitution.
The court had ruled that the MCI did not have the jurisdiction to enforce common entrance test (CET) on private medical colleges and that the move could also violate constitutional guarantee to minority communities to establish and manage their own educational institutions.
Currently, more than 90 medical entrance tests are conducted in the country to get admission in medical courses.