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Tamil Nadu government wants to discard NEET for its students: Tamil Nadu government is seeking to discard the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for the students of its state. Thus, on Monday the Tamil Nadu government has introduced a bill that turns out to be for discarding NEET for the medical students of Tamil Nadu.
NEET is a centralized medical entrance exam, given by medical aspirants for getting a college for carrying out their medical level studies. National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) gets conducted by NTA (National Testing Agency) and after successfully clearing the examination students can take admission in MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery), BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery), BSMS (Bachelor of Siddha Medicine and Surgery), BUMS (Bachelor in Unani Medicine and Surgery), BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine, and Surgery), and BHMS (Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery).
The Tamil Nadu government does not want its students to go for a centralized medical entrance exam.
Tamil Nadu government looking for another entry path for medical aspirants:
With the bill introduced on Monday by the Tamil Nadu government, the Tamil Nadu government is looking for another option as the entry path for the medical aspirants. Moreover, to the talks, Tamil Nadu medical aspirants can get entry to the medical colleges based on their class 12th score. With this, the government of Tamil Nadu also proposes a reservation for the students from government schools. The proposed reservation is 7.5% seats in medical colleges.
The NEET holded several issues in many folds:
Earlier this year, a batch of students from nationwide filed a petition seeking rescheduling of the NEET-UG 2021 examination (which happened on September 12), as for the purpose, NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) entrance exam will get clashed with other exams fixed for the month of September.
These exams get on a long list including, CBSE, MP Improvement exam, ICAR, MHT CET, Odisha JEE. Many students on Twitter too had tweeted in support of the petition filed in the Supreme Court of India. But, the Supreme Court of India rejected the NEET-UG 2021 postponement plea of the students.
The Supreme Court of India dismissed the plea of students for the postponement of NEET-UG 2021 by saying that “Over 16 lakh students take NEET. It can’t be deferred on the plea of a few students.” Adding to this, the Supreme Court bench comprising Justice AM Khanwilkar, Justice Hrishikesh Roy, and Justice CT Ravikumar added “We will not entertain this petition. We do not want uncertainty. Let the exam continue.” And the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test was conducted on September 12, 2021 (yesterday on Sunday).
For a long time, The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test has held several issues in many folds. The central government too had looked for options for holding NEET multiple times a year. But, the talks are in a way. Earlier, this thought was to be implemented this year, but it could not be placed. Talks from granting reservation to holding it more than once a year lead to this conversation many times.