Soon NEET (National Eligibility-cum Entrance Test ) will not be enough for one to become a doctor or pursue higher medical education. NEET will not be considered as a qualifying examination for MBBS graduates to study at post graduate level or to practice medicine. So, MBBS candidates will have to clear another medical exam called National Licentiate Examination (NLE) to become a doctor.
The government in the National Medical Commission Bill has suggested that students have to clear about NLE (National Licentiate Examination) after completing MBBS to practice in diverse medical colleges.
Government officials in the National Medical Commission Bill, have proposed NLE to evaluate MBBS graduates on the lines of skill tests conducted to hire teachers.
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NITI Aayog Proposed To Introduce NLE
"We felt that the test will force the institutions to introduce quality as questions would be raised if a large number of students fail to clear the test. Only those who clear the test will get license to practice," said a senior member of NITI Aayog.
For the first time, NITI ( National Institution for Transforming India ) Aayog suggested to introduce NLE to evaluate graduates from medical colleges in India.
In the draft bill, the NITI Aayog revamp the medical education system in the country by introducing new exams, along with focusing on devising uniform academic and examination standards for more than 450 medical colleges in India.
The draft bill also proposed for setting up separate undergraduate and postgraduate boards for medicine education to oversee all its aspects. The bill also proposes to regularly rate medical colleges on the basis of their performance and infrastructure.
There will be Aadhar based national register of all doctors and medical students in the country and new medical colleges will be set up after the approval of the concerned accreditation body.
The decision to form a new law was made after receiving a report from a Parliamentary Committee described MCI as an ‘opaque and ossified body’, which was unable in carrying out its enormous work of regulating medicine education in the country.