The committee constituted to study the impact of the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) on candidates belonging to socially disadvantaged sections for admission in medical education. Institutions will submit their review report to the government within a month.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Saturday, June 05, 2021, had constituted a high-level committee under the chairmanship of Justice AK Rajan, retired Judge of Madras High Court, to determine the National Eligibility cum Admission for admission to medical courses in the state. Will study the effect of the examination (NEET) and submit the report.
Apart from Justice Rajan, 8 other members have been included in the panel. Including Dr. GR Rabindranath, Jawahar Neeson (Academician, and six top government officials. These include the Principal Secretaries of the Department of Medical and Family Welfare.
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The state government issue a release on Thursday. The panel will study the data related to admission to medical courses like MBBS in the state. And make necessary recommendations within a month to protect the interests of students from backward classes. At the same time, the government will initiate the next action after considering the recommendations of the panel.
Earlier on June 5, CM Stalin had said that the history of Tamil Nadu has always been known for maintaining social justice. To sustain this duty, the government is determined to take all steps to remove the discrepancies in the NEET exam.
The Chief Minister had said that this panel will analyze whether this national level examination has affected the students belonging to backward classes. If so, the committee will also recommend remedial measures. For example, to suggest an alternative admission process, which benefits everyone.
All the parties, including the ruling DMK and main opposition AIADMK, are unanimous regarding the NEET exam in the state. They demand that the conduct of the NEET exam should be canceled, as it is against the principle of social justice.
Students from rural areas are not able to get admission:
The parties said that students coming from rural areas, belonging to backward classes are not able to get admission. The protest against the NEET exam has increased manifold in Tamil Nadu. After the suicide of several candidates, including a Dalit girl. Keeping this in mind, the previous AIADMK government had also introduced a 7.5 percent reservation for government school students who cleared NEET in October last year.