Candidates who wish to pursue their medical studies from any foreign university can hold their breath, as Judgement is awaited on providing a one-time exemption from NEET. A petition demanding no NEET qualification for MBBS aspirants planning to study medicine abroad is pending with the High Court of Delhi. The Judgement awaits and the hearing could be done anytime soon.
Right now the candidate who wishes to pursue MBBS abroad has to appear in NEET exam too. Even after completing their degree outside India and before starting their medical practice in India, they have to clear the FMGE (Foreign Medical Graduate Exam) exam. Thus, one has to pass through the multiple levels of screenings.
“There is no need to have so many levels of knowledge test screenings. If FMGE is mandatory for foreign medical graduates then there should be no need for them to qualify NEET exam to study abroad,” says Radhika Madan, an MBBS final year student studying in a college in Russia.
As per the reports, Saju Bhaskar, President of Texila American University, an overseas university based in the Caribbean says that the main reason why aspirants choose to study MBBS abroad is that there are less than 60,000 medical seats in India including both Government and private medical colleges.
He supports that NEET should not be mandatory for candidates who wish to study medicine in a foreign land. He stresses that many students will lose their one or more year if NEET remains mandatory for pursuing foreign abroad.
The petitioner of this case is Mr. Prashanto Sen, Senior Advocate with Mr. Viraj Kadam, Mr. Kaustubh Singh, Advocates. The case is filed against the Medical Council of India (MCI). The entire notice is attached below:
Many medical aspirants are looking forward to this Judgement and wishing it goes in the petitioners’ favour. If the hearing goes in favor of the petitioner, MBBS aspirants who did not clear NEET this year can hope to enroll in overseas MBBS colleges without any restrictions.