The clarity will help State students prepare well for EAMCET

The Supreme Court’s decision to quash the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test has come as a big relief to students from the Andhra Pradesh.

The clarity over NEET will now help students to concentrate on preparations for EAMCET, entrance exam conducted by the State for professional courses.

Coaching methods

College managements too were forced to change their coaching methods expecting that NEET will come into force from the next academic year.

However, they will now concentrate on the previously established and trusted preparation material.

“The clarity has reduced pressure on students who were worried about competing at the national level,” said P. Madhusudhan Reddy, president of the Government Junior Lecturers Association (GJLA).

Variation in syllabus

It is not just competing with students from other States but students feel that the variation in syllabus in different boards was proving costly for them.

They felt that CBSE students would have gained in NEET as its syllabus was in tune with theirs.

There is a variation of about 30 per cent in Board of Intermediate Education (BIE) syllabus and CBSE syllabus and it provided an uneven platform for fair competition.

Students in government junior colleges and rural areas would have been the most affected as corporate colleges in big cities and towns were at least putting some efforts to include CBSE lessons in their coaching part.

Moreover, the NEET paper was supposed to be in English and Hindi thus putting Telugu medium students at a disadvantage.

K. Chandra Mohan, former president of Students’ Federation of India (SFI), who led several agitations on the issue, welcomed the decision and said it would help rural students and reduce pressure overall.

ABVP national secretary Kadiyam Raju blamed former HRD Minister Kapil Sibal for pushing NEET through without understanding ground realities.

UHS V-C hails ruling

Vijayawada Special Correspondent adds: Students will benefit from the judgment, said Dr. NTR University of Health Science Vice-Chancellor I.V. Rao.

The judgment, however, comes as a blow to some of the private medical colleges in North India as they were harping on getting higher ranked students from South India.

  • ‘Pressure on students is reduced as they were reluctant to compete at national level’

  • Now, the college managements will concentrate on trusted preparation material