Foreign students left in lurch after SC makes NEET compulsory
By NewsX Bureau
| Sunday, October 9, 2016 - 15:57
New Delhi: With the recent ruling of Supreme Court making National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) compulsory to be cleared by all the students applying for admission in medical courses, foreign nationals in the country are left in lurch.
The SC ruling specifies that NEET needs to be cleared by all students. However, the eligibility criterion of NEET mentions that only Indian nationals and Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) can appear for the exam. Having no mention of foreign nationals leaves the students stuck in between of nowhere, and they may also lose a year.
Even if the foreign nationals want to appear in the NEET, they are ineligible to take the exam, as mentioned in the SC ruling.
Shenale Silva, a student from Sri Lanka, had started her college in India on September 16. The student narrates that how after attending classes for about a week, they are now being asked to leave the college as they have not cleared NEET. The student also questions the same thing that how she can appear for the exam when she is not eligible for it.
The parents of the foreign nationals have sought Centre’s intervention.