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Supreme Court allows declaration of medical entrance exam result

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday lifted the bar on declaration of results for the admission to MBBS and postgraduate medical courses for which entrance exams have already been conducted in the current academic year.

On December 13, 2012, the apex court had in an order stated that the Medical Council of India (MCI), the Dental Council of India (DCI), as well as the states, universities and other institutions, will be entitled to conduct their respective examinations for MBBS, BDS and postgraduate medical courses, but shall not declare the results of the same until its further orders.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Altamas Kabir and comprising Justice A R Dave and Justice Vikramajit Sen said since it could not conclude hearing on the issue within a stipulated period, it was modifying the Dec 13 order in the interest of the students and hospitals.

The bench was hearing a batch of petitions questioning applicability of the MCI’s decision to conduct the first-ever common entrance examination, the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET), for admission to both MBBS and postgraduate courses in medicine as well as dental courses. [Source: Hindu Business Line]

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