The Govt of India has decided to grant exemption to Tamil Nadu students from NEET 2017. One of the longest running demands of Tamil Nadu politicians has finally come to an end with this decision of the Centre. Close to 4000 seats are available in government colleges, including those surrendered by the private medical colleges.
The Tamil Nadu Govt needs to pass an Ordinance specifying that the exemption is sought to help rural students to get admission in government colleges.
Tamil Nadu comprises of more than 90% students from the State Board, which makes it difficult for them to qualify the NEET which is completely based on CBSE syllabus. This made it difficult for even high scorers in the State to stand tall with their CBSE counterparts.
Tamil Nadu had curbed the practice of entrance examinations and granted admission to medical courses on the basis of the marks obtained in class 12. This was decided to help topper students from rural backgrounds who can’t afford fees for coaching classes to prepare for entrance exams.