New Delhi: One of the most prestigious medical educational institutions in the country, AIIMS which helps students to be admitted to the MBBS course through NEET is going to be held next year. Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan announced that, in all the medical colleges of the country including AIIMS and JIPMER, students will be admitted to the MBBS courses on the basis of NEET from 2020. Till now AIIMS and JIPMER used to give admission from NEET in other medical colleges. Dr Harshvardhan said the National Medical Commission (NMC) Act will come into force from next year.
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Accordingly, NEET will be applicable for national institutions like AIIMS and JIPMAR (Jawahar Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research) and MBBS for Common Counselling. This will help in setting common standards in the medical education sector of the country. In recent times, AIIMS and JIPMAR, working under the Union Ministry of Health, conduct their own admission test.
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Harshvardhan said, as per the NMC Act, the result of NEXT will be the basis for getting admission in post-graduation courses and getting a license for the practice. It will also serve as a screening test for overseas medical graduates. After passing Next, the student can register himself/herself in a PG course and get a license for the practice. There is no restriction on the number of attempts in Next to improving rank for PG admissions in the Act. Every year lakhs of children in the country sit the exam for admission in medical courses.
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