Introduction of the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) for admission into medical colleges would create many problems, and medical seat aspirants in Andhra Pradesh would be at a disadvantageous position, said Floor leader of the Progressive Democratic Front in the Legislative Council M.V.S. Sarma on Sunday.

The Chief Minister must get directly involved in the issue and prevail over the Centre to get NEET postponed to protect the interests of students of Andhra Pradesh, Mr. Sarma said in a press release. Legal course of action should be taken, if necessary, he said.

The national-level common syllabus should be introduced in Intermediate and Class XII before the students appeared for the national-level entrance test. If it was not so, students from Andhra Pradesh would be at a loss and those from other States would get admission in our State medical colleges, said Mr. Sarma while explaining the problem. It was also necessary to determine the percentage of seats the State would get, he said.

Additional burden

The NEET would be an additional burden for the students seeking admission in JIPMER, AIIMS, AFMC and other reputed national medical college since there was separate test for each of these colleges. Till now, Andhra Pradesh students were preparing for Eamcet. If the Medical Council of India announced the schedule for NEET in May, it would put a lot of burden on them. They stand to lose in the competition at the national level, Mr. Sarma pointed out.

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