SC agrees to hear pleas over separate exams for MBBS, BDS

New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear petitions by some states and private medical colleges seeking permission to continue with separate tests for admissions in the MBBS and BDS courses.

The apex court would be hearing their petitions tomorrow.

The apex court today also set up a three-member panel to oversee functioning of the Medical Council of India (MCI) with regard to the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET). The panel will be headed by former chief justice of India R M Lodha.

The top court today also upheld the provisions of a Madhya Pradesh law which enables government to have 50 per cent shares in management seats in private dental colleges.

According to the schedule, the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) scheduled for May 1 was treated as first round of the NEET.

However, those who have not applied for AIPMT will be given opportunity to appear in round two on July 24.

The combined result will be declared on August 17, in order to complete the admission process by September 30 – the deadline set by the apex court in its previous orders. (ANI)