NEET would be a single entrance examination across the country to get admission into medical colleges and its score would be valid for even institutes run by minority, private and deemed universities, ruled Supreme Court on Wednesday.
The Apex Court said that the rights of minority organisations would not be affected by the use of a common entrance test for prospective medical students.
The ruling came while the court was hearing a clutches of petitions filed by minority institutions, challenging the admission process under NEET.
“There is no violation of rights of minority institutions to come under NEET. At present, education is devoid of its real character of charity; it has become a commodity,” a three-member bench of Justices Arun Mishra, Vineet Saran and MR Shah said.
“The regulatory measures by prescribing NEET is to bring the education within the realm of charity which character it has lost. It intends to weed out evils from the system and various malpractices, which decayed the system. The regulatory measures in no way interfere with the rights to administer the institution by the religious or linguistic minorities,” court said.