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Opposition to NEET continues

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  3 May 2016 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, May 2: Various political parties and organizations in the State have been opposing the Supreme Court judgement paving the way for a centralized tiol-level examition for the MBBS, BDS and PG courses through the tiol Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET).

Meanwhile, the State committee of the Student Federation of India (SFI) today protested against the judgement of the apex court at Dighalipukhuripar in the city. The students’ body is of the opinion that it supports NEET, but at the same time, it says that such a model will not succeed unless some special considerations are made, especially for Assam.

The students’ body today sent a memorandum to the Prime Minister of India through the Kamrup (M) district administration demanding (1) conducting CEE- Medical for Assam or else a common single-phase NEET on July 24 for all students, (2) 85 per cent reservation for the students of the State must be ensured, and (3) question papers on vercular language must be set.

Meanwhile, the SMSS, the student wing of the KMSS, today registered its protest at Dighalipukhuripar against Dispur announcing that it is going to file a petition in the apex court on syllabus and the examition system. The SMSS did demand of Dispur earlier that it should take legal measures against the SC judgement. The SMSS also held a protest meeting on the road in support of their demand.

The SMSS also warned the CBSE of, what it said, its diktat at the All India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Test (AIPMT) conducted yesterday.

Meanwhile, AGP president Atul Bora today said that such a directive would affect the future of students who are from vercular medium schools. “Such students will be deprived of their opportunities,” he said, and added: “Since the educatiol infrastructure in the State is poor when compared to other states, compelling the students of Assam to sit for completion under the same yardstick with the students of developed States is not just. The Supreme Court should reconsider its judgement in the interest of the students of Assam. The interests of the students of Assam shouldn’t be allowed to be marred by the latest SC order.”

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