NEET : Centre rules out permanent exemption for TN

Centre has chose to grant exemption to Tamil Nadu students from NEET 2017. The demands aroused by the ministers of Tamil Nadu to centre to permit the exempt of NEET candidates of the state has come to an end.

The ruling party had created a false hope that exemption from Neet would be obtained, but had stabbed them on their back, Ramadoss said and added that 80 to 90 per cent of the medical seats in Tamil Nadu would go the students who studied under CBSE.

Sitharaman said although students who had qualified in NEET included those from the state board, students from rural Tamil Nadu were largely out of it.

Union Minister of State for Road Transport, Shipping and Highways Pon.Radhakrishnan today appealed to political leaders in Tamil Nadu to keep away from the educational career of students. This made it hard for the topper students who score higher marks in state board to counter the CBSE patterned NEET exam. Tamil Nadu Health Minister C Vijayabaskar is likely to submit an Ordinance on Monday seeking an exemption for the state from Neet for one year. Around 4000 seats are available in governmental colleges, including those surrounded by private institutions. On August 3, for the second time in past three weeks, the Health Minister had met the Prime Minister along with Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai once again and requested for a NEET-exemption.

State Education Minister K A Sengottaiyan, in Coimbatore, said the government wanted total exemption from NEET for the benefit of students, particularly from rural areas.

Now, the admission in medical colleges will be done on the basis of 12th class board examination marks.