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Tripura Govt accepts NEET for medical admission
 AGARTALA, Nov 23 – Tripura Government has agreed to switch over to the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admission in MBBS course for the next academic session.

After taking into consideration all aspects, the government has on principle decided to go ahead with the MCI mulled NEET that will be mandatory for the medical admission in the country from next academic session, said Health and Family Welfare Minister Tapan Chakraborty here on Wednesday.

“But a decision on whether the government will demand for conducting NEET in vernacular languages is yet to be finalised”, he said to a question.

Chakraborty said the NEET would be conducted centrally and 85 per cent seats of the government-run medical colleges will be reserved for domicile students while rest 15 per cent will go to Central pool. Though the entire admission will be based on NEET results, there is no provision of Central pool in case of private or society-run medical colleges, he said.

It means, while 15 seats of Agartala Govt Medical College will be reserved for Central pool, there will be no seat for Central pool in society-run Tripura Medical College.

It may be noted that States like Gujarat, Karnataka and West Bengal have already asked if the national NEET could be conducted in their vernacular languages. Some NE States had objections to the eligibility conditions of NEET.

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