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Tamil Nadu to get one-year exemption from NEET

Tamil Nadu to get one-year exemption from NEET

"The Union Government could co-operate if the State promulgates an ordinance seeking exemption from NEET for one year and that too for the admissions to government colleges only", the minister said. On August 3, The health minister with Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M Thamidurai met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Second time in the past three weeks) in regarding with their demands. 90% students in Tamil Nadu comes from the State Board, which makes it hard for them to qualify the NEET as that is based on CBSE syllabus. "The problem comes only in terms of government college admissions and also in terms of seats surrendered by private colleges to government colleges".

Lashing out at the Edappadi K. Palaniswami government, he said it had mortgaged the interests and rights of the state with the Centre and got licence only for corruption.

In Puducherry, Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan said the Centre was inclined to accept a representation from Tamil Nadu on NEET.

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Tomorrow morning the state ordinance seeking exemption from NEET would be submitted to the Centre.

Around 4000 seats are available in government medical colleges.

Vijayabaskar said care was being taken to ensure that the proposed move does not face any legal hurdles and the government was confident of completing the admission process ahead of the month-end deadline.

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In a statement, Dr. Ramadoss said the main issues related to Tamil Nadu such as creation of the Cauvery Management Board and NEET could have been solved during presidential polls.

Stating that Tamil Nadu was facing the unique situation with regard to NEET, the minister advised the State government to bring out curriculum change so that rural students will not find hard in facing NEET exams.

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