A group of students from different states of India have approached the Supreme Court of India questioning the validity of the decision of CBSE to fix the upper age limit to 25 years for appearing in NEET Entrance Exam.
In the petition they have pointed out there is no upper age restriction for appearing for entrance examination of other medical colleges like All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER).
The petition further states that there in no upper age limited for studying Medicine in countries like USA, UK, Canada etc. and there is no reason to prove that a person beyond the age of 25 years is not competent to become a Doctor.
The petition also states that there is no upper age limit to appear for IIT etc. Also, there is no age bar for students to undertake their medicine courses from other countries and come back to India and get them enrolled as medical practitioner in India after clearing the screening tests.
It may be noted here that many students from India go for MBBS Abroad as they fail to get MBBS admission here and MBBS in Europe is a popular destination among many Medical aspirants.