HYDERABAD: The medical and dental aspirants from Telugu students can now breathe a sigh of relief as they finally got what they wanted--exemption from the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) for this academic year.
Bringing down curtains to the months long confusion, the Telangana Health Minister C Laxma Reddy here on Friday said that the the state government would be conducting entrance for medical and dental students.
"With center passing ordinance on NEET, we would be conducting the state entrance exam instead of NEET and the dates for the same will be released very soon," the minister said. Likewise, the Andhra Pradesh government has also welcomed the move of center and its most likely that it will now release the Agriculture and Medical stream results which have been withheld.
Today, the Centre had cleared the ordinance to postpone the NEET exam by a year so that the students have enough time to prepare.
The decision comes after a meeting chaired between Union Health minister J.P. Nadda and other state health ministers over the matter. The meeting was convened after several parliamentarians opposed the common medical entrance test, saying the NEET has created confusion among the students who have already applied for the state entrance exams.
The Supreme Court had earlier ruled that the students will have to appear for NEET starting this academic session to seek admission to any medical or dental colleges in the country.