Difference in the Academic Performance of NEET and NONNEET batch- A Cohort Study At Saveetha Dental College
Keywords:NEET, Dental education, Dental school admissions, India, Dental graduates
In India, in 2016, the medical council of India introduced one single common entrance test called NEET
National Eligibility Entrance Test for admission to all the medical and paramedical courses after 12th
standard. It allowed dental admission to all the colleges including the government as well as the private.
Many developed countries have evolved dental admission tests based on the academic research surveys,
student performances and other relevant parameters. Since NEET is the first attempt by the government of
India to create a central admission process, it is clearly in its early process and there is an incredible need
for scientific data to evolve the system. The aim of this study is to analyze if the admissions through NEET
affected the quality of students with respect to their academic performance pursuing the undergraduate
dental program, especially in the private colleges.