NEET: Supreme Court to examine validity of upper age limit

The Medical Council of India’s (MCI) decision to keep an upper age limit for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to medical colleges has come under the scrutiny of the Supreme Court. A bench of justices AK Goel and Ashok Bhushan, while issuing notice on a petition challenging the policy, agreed to examine the validity of an amendment to the MCI Regulations on Graduate Medical Education of 1997. The amendment that was notified on January 22, stipulated an upper age limit of 25 years for general category candidates and…

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SC concerned over mushrooming private B Ed colleges

The Supreme Court on Wednesday took a serious view of mushrooming of private B.Ed colleges in the country, saying they want “everybody on the street to become Bachelor in Education (B.Ed.)”. An apex court bench comprising Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Shiva Kirti Singh said the “quality of education must be a concern for all”. The court`s observation came in the course of the hearing of petitions by 32 private B.Ed colleges in Rajasthan seeking No Objection Certificate from N.C.T.E. to continue with B.Ed courses. Making a distinction between degrees…

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Bring LLB on par with MBBS, BTech

The Supreme Court on Wednesday started the arduous task of initiating “long overdue” reforms in legal education and in the profession of advocacy to put the LLB degree on a par with those of MBBS and BTech. “The system is crying for reforms and we must do something,” a bench of Chief Justice T S Thakur and Justice U U Lalit said. The CJI said there was a general feeling that students enrolled in LLB courses when they didn’t get admission into other professional streams. “If students do not get…

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