National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) which was restored this year and is held for the admission in medical and dental colleges of India, will possess more seats from the next year. In a row to increase seat in various universities in India, around 10,000 seats are also to be added under NEET 2017. Maybe the government heard the reports complaining since very long that India possesses less number of doctors than it needs.
Union Ministry of State for Health and Family Welfare, Faggan Singh Kulaste, said in an announcement that seats will be increased from the next year. He also raised concerns about elevating the condition of medical colleges and public services.
NEET was introduced in 2013 and was brought up again this year with so many struggles from the past to introduce a common exam for the course of MBBS and BDS in medical and dental colleges. NEET 2016 was successfully conducted on July 24. However, this year some other entrance exams were also held in some states.
From this year, the Supreme Court said that there would not be any exam other than NEET for the admission in medical/dental colleges. Recently, the Supreme Court has cancelled the counselling process of private colleges in Madhya Pradesh. It has been alleged that the private colleges of the state refusing to allow students to the counselling process.
A petition was filed by the Madhya Pradesh government alleging that some students are not allowed to attend counselling process which is eligible to apply based on their NEET score card. Also, the private colleges are violating the rule of common admission process as directed by the Supreme Court.
The annexation of seats would make students more comfortable to become a doctor. Students used to invest more than a year to get a good college, now, it would save their time in a significant manner. Further, it is also beneficial for the long term which can increase the volume of doctors in India.