IMPOSITION OF NEET ON MINORITY COLLEGES IS CONSTITUTIONAL: Christian Medical College Vellore Association v. Union of India (April 2020)
- The rights to administer an institution under Article 30 of the Constitution are not above the law and other Constitutional provisions. Reasonable regulatory measures can be provided without violating such rights available under Article 30 of the Constitution to administer an institution.
- Regulatory measures cannot be said to be exceeding the concept of limited governance. The regulatory measures in question are for the improvement of the public health and are a step forward.
- A uniform entrance test qualifies the test of proportionality and is reasonable. It is intended to check several maladies which crept into medical education, to prevent capitation fee by admitting students which are lower in merit and to prevent exploitation, profiteering, and commercialization of education.
- Thus National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) will apply to private unaided minority professional institutes for admission into MBBS, MD, BDS and MDS courses.