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Two test centres set up for NEET-2018 in Valley

IANS  |  Jammu 

Two exam centres for this year's national eligibility entrance test (NEET) would be set up in the Valley, following Jammu and Kashmir's Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's request, the Central announced on Saturday.

"Responding to the plea of the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, the Central has decided to set up two examination centres for the students of Valley appearing in the upcoming NEET (PG)-2018 examination.

"In a communication, the Union Health Ministry has informed the Board of Professional Examination authorities of the State to re-direct the candidates belonging to Valley to two centres set up at Srinagar and Baramulla in this connection," an official statement said.

It said that the decision follows a communication from to Union Health and Family Welfare Minister J.P. Nadda on November 10 drawing his attention towards the non-availability of examination centres for candidates belonging to valley for the examination being conducted by National Board of Examination on January 7, 2018.

had said that the non-availability of an examination centre at Srinagar would put such a large number of medical graduates to a lot of inconvenience and requests for a local centre has come from various groups of students had come in view of the large number of candidates from Valley taking the examination.



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First Published: Sat, December 02 2017. 19:06 IST