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Common medical entrance test: AMU to file appeal

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Aligarh: Aligarh Muslim University, which conducts its own medical entrance test for admissions to medical courses, has decided to file an appeal before the Supreme Court on the issue of the National Entrance Eligibility Test (NEET).

The varsity had already held the first phase of its two- tier medical entrance exam and announced its results before the apex court gave the green signal to CBSE to conduct a common national entrance test for medical and dental courses.

The second phase of AMU’s medical entrance test is now scheduled for June 1, AMU spokesman Rahat Abrar said.

He said a decision to approach the Supreme Court on the NEET issue was taken at a meeting of the University’s Academic Council, presided over by the AMU Vice Chancellor Lt Gen (retd) Zameer Uddin Shah, on April 30.

Since the matter relating to the minority status of AMU is pending before the apex court, any decision regarding AMU’s right to conduct its own medical entrance test will be directly linked to the verdict on its minority status, according to senior AMU officials.

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