Withdraw order reducing of cut off for NEET PG to Zero Percentile: IDPD
Says, this will benefit the affluent sections only, albeit lower the quality in medical education
Ludhiana, September 22, 2023: The Indian Doctors for Peace and Development (IDPD) has taken serious note of the decision of the National Medical Commission (NMC) to bring down the cut off percentile for the NEET for Post Graduate admissions to Zero. It is reported that nearly 9700 PG seats in the medical colleges fell vacant in the past three years. The reason given is that these seats lie vacant because of cut off for the entrance, which was only 20%. This contention is not correct. In fact many students cannot get admission in the private colleges because of high fee structure. But now the students from high income groups will get PG seats even if they do not fulfil the merit criteria. It is an irony that number of private medical colleges has become nearly equal to the government medical colleges and they are charging exorbitantly. Many of these colleges have poor infrastructure. To cope up with the issue and to check the quality of the students the government has decided to hold exit test for the students appearing in the final MBBS exam. With this the government has washed its hands off for quality control in the medical colleges and thrown all onuses on the students. Mushrooming of new colleges should be stopped and instead infrastructure should be strengthened in the existing colleges. It is imperative that highest level of quality education is provided in the medical colleges both at the Post Graduate and Under Graduate level. This decision will adversely affect the quality in the name of filling the seats. Hence it should be withdrawn.
This has been stated by IDPD president Dr Arun Mitra and general secretary Dr Shakeel Ur Rahman.