The future of 11,38,890 students is dependent on the results of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) Under – Graduate (UG) 2017. No wonder then that the delay in declaring results has become a heated topic among aspirants and NEET authorities alike.
PaGaLGuY managed to speak to Dr Sanyam Bhardwaj, Director, NEET, for a little more direction on the state of affairs and the consequences of the delay.
CBSE speaks about the delay in NEET results
Dr Bhardwaj told PaGaLGuY that it makes more sense to wait for the ongoing court cases on the exam delay than to declare NEET results in a hurry. The cases which are going on in various High Courts (HC) across the country are primarily because the difficulty level across papers, which were in multiple languages, was allegedly too inconsistent. Students from the vernacular stream, especially in states like West Bengal, Gujarat, and Tamil Nadu sought help of the judiciary for a respite. A stay was granted by the Madras HC but the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) appealed against it in the Supreme Court (SC).
NEET UG 2017 results delayed due to ongoing cases
The SC will now hear the CBSE appeal against the stay on Monday, June 12, 2017. The date of the results, if at all, will be known only after the hearing in the SC.
Dr Bhardwaj added that NEET means a lot to him, considering that he has been a part of the process for the last three decades.
“With an experience of more than 30 years, we are capable of preparing 500 exam papers with the same difficulty level. I leave no stone unturned, main apna khoon pasina laga deta hu, for this exam. We make sure that only the best students become doctors and serve mankind.”
He continued, “As of now we are working for 14-15 hours everyday to make sure that students do not suffer. For us, all of the 11,38,890 students are equal, and good students need not worry or be afraid of the present state of confusion. As soon as we are given the results date, we will work for 24 hours to make sure that results are declared at the earliest.”
In conversation with NEET Director
While talking about NEET UG 2017 journey so far, he said, “We make sure to finish our work on time, with full transparency, because, here, we are talking about the future of 11,38,890 medical aspirants.”