• Karnataka has decided to remain out of the all-India common entrance examination to be conducted by the Medical Council of India (MCI) in 2012.
  • Stating that the State syllabus is not on a par with that of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Higher Education Minister V S Acharya said making the students appear for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) would be unfair as they were not equipped to face such examinations.
  • In 2012, the State will bring the syllabus of the first year Pre-University Course (PUC) on a par with that of the CBSE. And in the subsequent year, the II year PU syllabus will be revised. By 2014, Karnataka will join the NEET