MCI proposes CET for admission to Medical courses
The Medical council of India has raised a proposal to hold a single Common Entrance Test (CET) to facilitate the admission to MBBS, Post-graduate and Super-specialty medical courses.
The proposal has been sent to the central government on Monday. MCI recommendation to the government proposes an amendment of section 33 of the Indian Medical Council Act, which shall ensure proper implementation of the new system.
MCI Chairman, Dr Jayshree Mehta, was quoted as saying, "We have sent recommendations for common entrance test for MBBS, PG and even super-specialty courses in nearly 400 medical colleges across India to the Union government. If the government makes a favorable amendment, a unified test for medical admissions will become a reality in 2016".
At present, over 90 medical entrance examinations are conducted within the country. It is impossible for the students to appear for all the exams. A single common entrance test will eliminate the burden laid on students to travel to different exam locations. It will also maximize the chances of selecting the best candidates for MBBS courses.