Tamil Nadu To Seek Removal Of NEET
M. Subramanian, Minister of Health, stated that a Committee of Secretaries has proposed enacting legislation stating the importance of eliminating NEET in medical admission.
The Tamil Nadu government stated in the state legislature on Thursday that the high-level committee on the admission of students in professional courses, chaired by Justice AK Rajan, has recommended that admissions be made based on the marks earned in the qualifying test, as per TN 2007 legislation. The panel also stated that, instead of NEET, the state government should hold a qualifying test for admission to medical courses, with admission based on the results of that exam.
The state administration, led by MK Stalin, has also said that it wishes to promote higher education in the state to all disadvantaged populations. They have also stated that if the proposed Bill is passed by the state legislature, they will solicit the President's consent.
As a result of this development, the state will abolish the need of completing the NEET test for admission to medical institutions in the state. The only requirement is that the candidate passes the state's entrance test. “This will ensure social justice and protect all vulnerable student communities from being discriminated against in admission to medical education programmes,” health minister M Subramanian said.
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