MBBS admissions to all the AIIMS and other institutes of national importance will be conducted through NEET UG only. The governing body rejected the proposal of a separate entrance examination at the UG level.
Going as per media reports recently, the governing body of AIIMS, headed by Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has rejected the proposal to conduct a separate entrance exam for MBBS admission. Like usual, MBBS admissions for AIIMS and all other Institutes of National Importance (INI) will be held through the NEET UG exam only. The NEET UG exam caters to over 80,000 MBBS seats and has a large number of stakeholders including students and colleges.
As of now, for AIIMS admissions to PG courses and Super Specialty courses, candidates have to appear for the INICET PG and INICET SS exams, conducted by AIIMS New Delhi. For other institutions, the admissions are done through the NEET PG and NEET SS exams, conducted by the National Board of Examinations for Medical Sciences (NBE).
No Separate Exams for All AIIMS and INI
The suggestion for a separate entrance test for MBBS was rejected at the recently convened governing body meeting of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). “After deliberations, it was felt that the current practice of a combined entrance examination for all medical colleges be continued.” said Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya. On December 6, the AIIMS governing committee made this decision that no separate exams will be held for AIIMS or INI apart from NEET UG.
Why There Should Be Separate MBBS Admission Entrance Exam for AIIMS and INI?
As per the proposal, it has been stated that – “In pursuance of highest standards and maintain the spirit of innovation, the admission into postgraduate (INICET-PG) and super-specialty (INICET-SS) medical courses is now done through a Combined Entrance Test (CFT) administered by AIIMS, New Delhi. It is in this context, it is proposed that admission into undergraduate courses in the INIs should be done through a Combined Entrance Test (INICET-UG).”