Centre Likely to Conduct NEET in Urdu from 2018

Centre government in its response to the apex court of India regarding a plea filed by Students Islamic Organisation (SIO) on conducting NEET in Urdu, said that the government may consider it in 2018 not this year. 

On 3rd march 2017, a bench comprising of Justices Kurian Joseph and R Banumathi issued notice to Centre and MCI seeking their response on why National Eligibility cum Entrance test be not also conducted in Urdu language, which is sixth most spoken language in India.

While Centre has approved the idea of conducting NEET in Urdu, it said that this is likely to come in force from 2018 and not 2017. This is because, when meeting was conducted on 16th November 2016 with state ministers, no state was in the favour of conducting the paper in Urdu. But later they asked for inclusion of Urdu in NEET 2017, by then notification was issued.

The bench has now granted time till March 22 to the Centre and others for filing their responses in the case.

Thouseef Ahmed, National Secretary SIO of India did not agree with Centre’s ‘reason’ for not conducting NEET in Urdu from 2017. He said that Maharashtra and Telangana have already apprised the MCI that Urdu be included as one of the medium for conducting NEET, before the release of notification, also many representations was given to the MCI and minister for inclusion of Urdu in NEET 2017.

The Supreme Court now has fixed the plea of SIO for further hearing on March 26.

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