Medical, Engineering Seats Should Not be Based on One Test: Supreme Court

Sarika Rana updated on : 04 Feb 2017
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Supreme Court has asked the Centre to frame guidelines to abolish the present system of a single test deciding student’s future. Read more!

Medical Engg Seats Should Not be Based on one test

In the wake of decreasing the pressure on students face to crack entrance exams for admission to medical colleges in India and engineering colleges in India, the Supreme Court has asked the government to frame guidelines to abolish the present system of a single test deciding their future.

According to the Supreme Court, 40 percent weightage should be given to results of the Board exams and 60 percent for performance in the entrance exams while shortlisting candidates for admission to such courses. It is unfair that a student’s future is decided by his/her performance in the entrance exam. However, the court cannot pass an order on the issue and it is for government to regulate the system and frame the policy.

The Court has also raised concerns regarding mushrooming coaching centres or private coaching businesses. It has asked the Centre to put in place a mechanism to regulate them. The aggressive advertising done by these institutes and extracting exorbitant fees from the students have become an increasing concern for the court. However, building a proper mechanism to maintain the running of these institutes is necessary and the court looks up to the Centre to take action on it.

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