NEET 2017: Centre willing to conduct NEET exam in Urdu from next academic year – NEET 2017 examination for the MBBS and BDS course will be conducted on 7th May 2017 across 80 cities at 1500 examination centers across the country. But today according to the latest news the Centre came up with the open suggestion of conducting NEET entrance examination as a single window entrance test for the MBBS and BDS Course admissions in Urdu language from next academic year.
But Central Government, represented by solicitor General Ranjit Kumar, told the bench comprising Justices Kurian Joseph and R Banumathi that it was not feasible to introduce Urdu as one of the mediums for the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) from the current academic year.
Also, the bench comprising the above solicitor granted time till March 22 to the centre and others including Medical Council of India (MCI), Dental Council of India (DCI) and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for filing their responses in this particular case.The bench has now fixed the plea of Students Islamic Organisation (SIO) seeking that the URDU medium should also be made a medium for NEET 2017 which will be held for further hearing on March 26.
NEET examination is currently organized in mainly ten languages which are Hindi, English, Gujarati, Marathi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Assamese and Kannada.
Also, it was on 3rd March, the apex court sought replies from the center, DCI, MCI and CBSE on the plea suggesting making Urdu as one of the medium with the other languages for the NEET 2017 examination. The MCI had already submitted before the apex court that it was open to include any language as a medium of NEET if a request was made to it by the concerned states.