AIIMS and other INI do not require a separate medical entrance exam

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The governing committee decided against the idea of holding a unique undergraduate admission test, different from NEET, for all AIIMS and Institutions of National importance
The notion of a separate entrance test for such institutes was rejected at the AIIMS’s recently convened governing body meeting. On December 6, the governing committee of AIIMS, led by Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, made the decision. After consideration, it rejected the idea of a separate entrance examination of a new undergraduate level, as distinct from NEET, for all AIIMS and institutes of national importance.
An Act of Parliament created the All India Institute of Medical Sciences as an Institution of National Importance (INI) in 1956.
“After consideration, it was deemed that the existing practice of a joint admission test for all medical institutions should be maintained,” the meeting minutes stated.
Since the founding of AIIMS, the goal of Institutes of National Importance (INI) in the field of medicine has been to develop patterns of teaching in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education in all of its branches to demonstrate a high standard of medical education to all medical colleges and other allied institutions in India (AIIMS Act 1956).
Following that, further institutes were added, including PGIMER-Chandigarh, JIPMER-Puducherry (2008), and 21 newly built AIIMS for undergraduate and postgraduate studies.
According to an official, the INIs have the mandate to continuously innovate, establish, and standardise newer methods of education at all levels, namely undergraduate, postgraduate, and super speciality, so that these can then be implemented in all medical colleges affiliated with Central, State, Deemed, and State Private Universities.
As a result, Section 37 of the National Medical Commission Act, 2019 expressly recognises the INI’s medical degree (Schedule under 37) regarding all other medical institutions in India under its scope. AIIMS New Delhi used to have an All-India entrance test for admission to the MBBS programme at all AIIMS to enrol the best candidates for its medical undergraduate degree (MBBS).
“This test was held till 2019. With the passage of the NMC Act in 2019, admissions to all AIIMS MBBS seats were combined with the NEET- UG test administered by the National Testing Agency, and the AIIMS MBBS entrance exam was discontinued. As a result, admissions to MBBS seats at all AIIMS have been done by the NEET-UG test since 2020 “a government official explained.