The uncertainty pertaining to MBBS entrance and National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) in the UT is expected to clear out by the third week of January, said Health Secretary G Ragesh Chandra. Supreme Court‘s hearing on the petitions filed by Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry would be coming up by January 16 and the final orders are expected within the next two days, he told Express.
However, he said that, the uncertainty would continue for some more time for the students who want to pursue MBBS in the coming academic year.
The territorial administration is unable to clarify anything on this issue as the Supreme Court is yet to pass final orders.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has directed the government of Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh to go ahead with its preparations, according to its pattern of admission, till the final verdict is given. The final orders could be either in favour of Government of India and NEET, or in favour of Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh governments.
If it is in favour of the state government, then the admission for Puducherry students would be through Centac on the basis of plus their two marks. While in the other case the students would have to sit for NEET.
The students should, therefore, apply by Dec 31, which is the last date for applications for NEET.