On Tuesday, Supreme Court said that it is willing to include Urdu as an official NEET language from the next academic session.
Replying to a submission by the center, the court said that it is not against the move.
“The exam for this academic session is already over. We canʼt put the clock back…The appeal is disposed of,” a bench, comprising of Justices Dipak Misra and A M Khanwilkar, said.
An affidavit was filed by the Students Islamic Organization (SIO) through its national secretary Thouseef Ahamad. Earlier, the court had said that it is not possible to include Urdu as a language in the NEET exam for the current academic year.
This year the medical entrance exam was conducted in 10 different languages including Hindi, Oriya, English, Gujarati, Assamese, Marathi, Bengali, Telegu, Tamil and Kannada.
Prior to including the Urdu in NEET, the apex court also sought he response form the Medical council of India, Dental Council of India and Central board of Secondary Education on the issue of including the Urdu in NEET.