NEET applies to minority-run medical colleges: SC-THE HINDU-30-04-2020
The court held that rights of trade, business and occupation or religious rights “do not come in the way of securing transparency and recognition of merits in the matter of admissions”. Regulating academics and imposing reasonable restrictions to ensure educational standards was in national and public interest, Justice Mishra wrote.
To check several maladies:
“NEET is intended to check several maladies which crept into medical education, to prevent capitation fee by admitting students which are lower in merit and to prevent exploitation, profiteering, and commercialisation of education.
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The judgment was based on a challenge by the colleges to several notifications issued by the Medical Council of India and the Dental Council of India under Sections 10D of the Indian Medical Council Act of 1956 and the Dentists Act of 1948 for uniform entrance examinations. “Professional educational institutions constitute a class by themselves. Specific measures to make the administration of such institutions transparent can be imposed.