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AASU asks Govt to protect students� interests

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, May 6 - Reiterating that the interests of the Assamese students, especially those pursuing education in the vernacular, must be protected in the wake of the Supreme Court directive for a single national entrance test � NEET � for admission into MBBS and BDS courses, the All Assam Students� Union (AASU) today asked both the State Government and the Centre to file the required affidavits as sought by the apex court.

The AASU which has dashed off memoranda to the Union Health Minister, the Chief Minister of Assam, and the Chairperson of the Medical Council of India, highlighting its opposition to the change in the entrance test, and said that the sudden directive of the Supreme Court had caught the students on the wrong foot, placing them at a disadvantageous position vis-�-vis appearance of a common entrance test based on an all-India syllabus.

�As the Supreme Court has now asked the Centre and the State governments to make their position clear before it, the Assam Government must not waste any time in presenting a strong case keeping in mind the legitimate interests of the State�s students before the court,� AASU president Dipanka Kumar Nath and general secretary Lurinjyoti Gogoi said.

Pointing out that various State governments across the nation had already aired their grievances before the apex court following change in the entrance test, the AASU leaders said that the ball was in the court of the State Government now and under no circumstances could it abdicate its responsibility towards the cause of its students.

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AASU asks Govt to protect students� interests

GUWAHATI, May 6 - Reiterating that the interests of the Assamese students, especially those pursuing education in the vernacular, must be protected in the wake of the Supreme Court directive for a single national entrance test � NEET � for admission into MBBS and BDS courses, the All Assam Students� Union (AASU) today asked both the State Government and the Centre to file the required affidavits as sought by the apex court.

The AASU which has dashed off memoranda to the Union Health Minister, the Chief Minister of Assam, and the Chairperson of the Medical Council of India, highlighting its opposition to the change in the entrance test, and said that the sudden directive of the Supreme Court had caught the students on the wrong foot, placing them at a disadvantageous position vis-�-vis appearance of a common entrance test based on an all-India syllabus.

�As the Supreme Court has now asked the Centre and the State governments to make their position clear before it, the Assam Government must not waste any time in presenting a strong case keeping in mind the legitimate interests of the State�s students before the court,� AASU president Dipanka Kumar Nath and general secretary Lurinjyoti Gogoi said.

Pointing out that various State governments across the nation had already aired their grievances before the apex court following change in the entrance test, the AASU leaders said that the ball was in the court of the State Government now and under no circumstances could it abdicate its responsibility towards the cause of its students.