Tamil Nadu Assembly passes bill seeking to release the state from NEET exam

To ensure Social justice, bring equality and equal opportunity through “Normalisation methods” it has been decided by the government to bring a law to allocate dispense with the requirement of NEET for admission to UG Medical degree courses and to provide admission based on marks obtained in the qualifying examination.

On September 13, the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly passed a bill seeking to release the state from the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) exams.

The suicide done by a medical aspirant due to fear of the result in the National Entrance-cum-Eligibility Test was been recalled by the main opposition AIADMK targeting the government in the Tamil Nadu Assembly, while to ensure social justice Chief Minister M K Stalin tabled a Bill in the assembly, looking out for a permanent relief to the student from NEET and give the admission to medical courses based on Class 12 marks.

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On Monday, the bill provoked a political row with Former Tamil Nadu CM and AIADMK leader Edappadi K Palaniswami criticizing the DMK government for the suicide of the NEET aspirant. Targetting the government for the suicide of 19-year old Dhanush, K Palaniswami said, “though the DMK had promised ‘cancelling’ NEET, it was not done and several students had not prepared well.” Whereas Speaker M Appavu obliterated some of the remarks which were made by K Palaniswami.

“NEET was conducted for the first time in Tamil Nadu when Palaniswami was the Chief Minister and it was not held even when late J Jayalalithaa was the CM,” said MK Stalin.

“Students and their parents were totally confused over the conduction of NEET exam in Tamil Nadu. There is no clear stand taken by the DMK government on NEET. Yesterday, a student, Danush committed suicide. DMK is responsible for it,” Edappadi K Palaniswami was quoted as saying by ANI.

In order to ensure Social justice, bring equality and equal opportunity through “Normalisation methods” it has been decided by the government to bring a law to allocate dispense with the requirement of NEET for admission to UG Medical degree courses and to provide admission to such courses based on marks obtained in the qualifying examination, says the government by referring to recommendations of a high-level committee.