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This year the number of NEET aspirants has hiked from the Madurai district. Students from the Government School and Government aided schools of Madurai district who enrolled for the free coaching class provided by the government have applied for the National Eligibility Entrance Test in a large number.
This year the National Entrance Examination is to be held on 12th September. The NEET examination from this session is to be conducted according to the new regulation draft released by the National Testing Agency (NTA).
Reason for the hike in the NEET aspirant from Madurai
Last year in September 2020, the Tamil Nadu government passed a bill that provided 7.5 percent reservation to the students who have passed their 12th from the government school and cleared the NEET examination. This bill was passed, seeing an increase in the suicide rate of the students who were unable to crack NEET due to lack of resources in the government school. The government arranged NEET coaching for the students, and many teachers volunteered to help the students. This year 1,000 students of class 11th and 12th enrolled in the coaching provided by the government. Study materials, question papers, and session planning were provided to the students to prepare for the NEET examination.
Because of the 7.5 percent reservation quota, last year 14 students got admission in MBBS and BDS. The free online government coaching was new last year, but now the teachers and the students have come into a rhythm practicing the course. Teachers who taught students in the coaching are expecting at least 100 students to get admission in NEET 2021.
District Co-ordinator for government NEET coaching says
S Vennila Devi is the district coordinator of the NEET coaching provided by the government. She says “We have worked hard to inspire students and to assist them in applying for the NEET test. This year, we’re looking for a far bigger lead. If schools are permitted to reopen, we are also prepared to hold in-person lessons.”
Number of NEET aspirants from different districts
This year, the number of students enrolling for the NEET examination from Madurai has comparatively increased, the increase is because of the government’s initiative of providing the students of government schools free NEET coaching.
Last year 226 candidates enrolled for the NEET examination. The number has doubled this year, around 520 students have applied for the NEET 2021 examination. Of the total students applied from Madurai district, 293 are from government schools and 224 from aided schools.
From the educational district of Madurai, 167 students have enrolled which is the most number of students applied compared to other educational districts. 154 students have applied from the Thirumangalam educational district. 124 candidates from the educational district of Melur and 72 candidates from the educational district of Usilampatti.
After the Tamil Nadu government passed the bill of 7.5 percent reservation last year, there has been a hike in the number of aspirants applying for NEET 2021. The government has also provided the students of government schools and aided schools with free NEET coaching. Because of the coaching provided, this year more students have applied for the NEET 2021. The teachers who provided the coaching are expecting good results this time.