Attitude of Dental Faculty on Admissions to Dental Colleges through National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) - A Knowledge, Aptitude and Perspective Survey

Authors

  • Saloni Kachhara1, Deepak Nallaswamy2 , Subha M3

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1429

Keywords:

NEET, Dexterity Tests, Dental Admission Test, Dental Admissions

Abstract

There are different admission tests around the world exclusively for admission to dental schools. NEET

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is a multiple choice entrance exam in India for medical,

dental as well as paramedical courses, including nursing, physical therapy, pharmacy, and occupational

therapy. There is no exclusive test only for dental admissions. There is no scientific literature on NEET and

its effects on students, parents as well as the teaching faculty. Though there are a lot of news articles and

blogs about it. There is no evidence on how the staff of dental fraternity perceived this change in admissions

of students to dental colleges. There has been significant controversy around this change in the admission

process. The aim of this survey is to understand the perspective of the dental teaching faculty about NEET,

the admission procedure, the difference in the quality of students and the type of the questions in the exam.

Author Biography

Saloni Kachhara1, Deepak Nallaswamy2 , Subha M3

1 Post-graduate Student, Department of Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry,2Director of Academics, 3Reader,

Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, SIMATS, Chennai, India

Published

2020-07-24

How to Cite

Saloni Kachhara1, Deepak Nallaswamy2 , Subha M3. (2020). Attitude of Dental Faculty on Admissions to Dental Colleges through National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) - A Knowledge, Aptitude and Perspective Survey. Medico Legal Update, 20(3), 394-400. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1429