The education system in the troubled state of Manipur has experienced yet another setback. The Manipur Directorate of Health Services, which oversees the state’s medical college admissions, missed the deadline for releasing the NEET-UG merit list. Those prospective medical students who are anxiously expecting their admissions results have become anxious and uncertain as a result of this delay. We shall examine the causes of this delay and its effects on the impacted pupils in this post.
Having Difficulties With Administrative Issues
The NEET-UG merit list announcement date was July 7 according to the Manipur government. However, the state’s current law and order crisis has created substantial administrative difficulties. Due to the prolonged internet blackout and the risks of using the roads, the district health department representatives from Jiribam, an Assamese district that borders the Barak valley, were unable to submit the pupils’ physical applications.
Transportation Problems and Offline Forms
The directorate has permitted offline submissions for MBBS admissions since the widely used method of online form submission was paralysed. However, the district officials were unable to deliver the offline application forms from Jiribam to the directorate of health services in Imphal, the state capital, because of the state of law and order. The transport of these forms was made more difficult recently by the unavailability of helicopter services.
The Merit List’s determination
The creation of the merit list has been hampered by the delay in obtaining all of the application forms. All forms must be submitted before the directorate can begin the evaluation process. Even if forms from other districts have been gathered, Jiribam and Imphal’s travel issues continue to be a problem. The only practical way to get around the risks of road travel may be to airlift the forms.
Streamlining Classes on Campus
Even when the merit list is revealed, organising the campuses to hold lessons will be a struggle. Due to the ongoing instability, the Churachandpur Medical College (CMC) first batch of Meitei students had to be evacuated. They are currently enrolled at the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS) in Imphal East. For the future batch, a similar arrangement might be implemented, giving students the option to attend classes in Churachandpur or Imphal.
Currently Determining Class Locations
The institutions will choose the final venues for holding classes after the counselling process. The National Medical Commission (NMC) has granted the CMC authorization to hold classes at both the CMC and Imphal campuses for a calendar year. By the end of August, it should be clear where classes will be held, providing students with certainty about where they will pursue their MBBS study.
In conclusion, the difficulties faced by aspirant medical students have increased as a result of the delay in the release of the NEET-UG merit list in conflict-torn Manipur. This delay is a result of a combination of administrative challenges, offline form submissions, transportation problems, and campus streamlining obstacles. A fair and effective admissions procedure for the worthy students must be ensured while the directorate works to resolve these problems.