The legislative assembly of Tamil Nadu scraps NEET, National Eligibility cum Entrance Test in the state. Tamil Nadu will change the pattern of the admission process to undergraduate Medical Degree courses for the next session.
On Monday, the Tamil Nadu government issued a bill to end the central medical exam. However, the bill will enforce only after the approval of the President of India.
CM Muthuvel Karunanidhi Stalin said, “Admissions to medical courses are traceable to entry 25 of List III, schedule VII of the constitution. Hence, the Tamil Nadu government has the authority to amend the legislation. Moreover, all political parties support the bill except Bharatiya Janata Party.
WHY TAMIL NADU SCRAPS THE NEET?
The bill aims to protect underprivileged communities students from discrimination. And, to give them opportunities to complete their dreams. Consequently, it will improve health conditions, especially in rural areas.
According to the bill, ” NEET promotes inequality as it supports only the privileged class as they can afford medical coaching.”
The bill stated, “NEET has devastated thousands of students’ dreams in the medical line.” In addition, it said, “Medical exam favors the rich and undermines the other backward section of society for higher medical education.”
In conclusion, the bill states that scrapping NEET will facilitate social justice and equal opportunities and will do justice to the social and economic backward classes.
Bill said, “Tamil Nadu Healthcare system will be adversely affected if NEET exam goes on.” Also, NEET is not able to achieve enough doctors to run the health care system.
ADMISSION WILL BE BASED ON 12 MARKS
If the President of India approves the bill, students will get admission to various UG medical courses based on 12th board marks. Moreover, the bill will give a 7.5 percent horizontal reservation for government school students.