The state of Tamil Nadu wants its students to be exempted from ‘NEET UG’, rather the state has suggested that students can be admitted to medical colleges based on their class 12 marks
Union Home Ministry has sought clarification from Tamil Nadu government regarding its ‘Anti-NEET’ bill. Tamil Nadu government wants state’s students to be exempted from the ambit of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET); the state has suggested that students can be admitted to medical colleges based on their class 12 scores.
The NEET conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) is a common qualifying test for MBBS and BDS courses in medical and dental colleges across India.
According to Union Minister Ajay Kumar Mishra, a bill namely ‘The Tamil Nadu Admission to Undergraduate Medical Degree Courses Bill, 2021’ was received in home ministry on May, 2022. The consultation process with nodal central ministries and departments concerned with the bill was initiated.
It’s a lengthy and time consuming process, the approval might take time.
The Tamil Nadu government had passed the NEET exemption bill for the second time in the month of February after the governor had returned it last year. A bill regarding the same was earlier passed in September 2021.