Education Desk, Technicalguruji
Published by: Devesh Sharma
Updated Mon, 13 Sep 2021 04:39 PM IST
Tamil Nadu scrap NEET: Tamil Nadu Assembly passed a bill to repeal NEET, admission in MBBS and BDS will be available on the basis of 12th marks.
MBBS and BDS can be done without giving NEET exam
– Photo : Technicalguruji Graphics
Tamil Nadu Assembly has passed a bill to repeal NEET. Will now enable admission in MBBS and BDS courses on the basis of class 12th marks only. The opposition AIADMK supported the bill in the House while the BJP staged a walkout. The Tamil Nadu government had introduced this bill in the assembly on Monday morning itself. In this, the assent of the President has been sought to exempt the medical education candidates of the state from the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET).
Introducing the bill in the assembly, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin had said that today I have moved a resolution against NEET. You (AIADMK) also brought this proposal. I urge the opposition parties to extend their support to this resolution. It is noteworthy that the suicide case of a NEET candidate had created a political storm in the state on Saturday, a day before the NEET exam was held across the country on Sunday.
Stalin had announced, Palaniswami supported
Only after this on Sunday, Chief Minister MK Stalin had said that NEET is a big issue in the country. Stalin, in a Twitter post in Tamil, said, “Another death at the altar of NEET… Tomorrow we will bring a Permanent Exemption Bill for NEET. Let us take NEET as an issue of the Indian subcontinent. At the same time, the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu And AIADMK leader Edappadi K Palaniswami told media that yesterday a student Dhanush committed suicide. He alleged that DMK is responsible for it. Students did not prepare well for the exam as DMK-Government said that NEET should be done. We will support the NEET proposal, Palaniswami said.
Comment came after student’s death
Stalin’s remarks came at a time when a 19-year-old medical candidate was found dead at his home in Salem, when he was about to appear for the NEET exam for the third time. The Tamil Nadu government, in a recent policy note, said an official committee has suggested enacting a new law for admission to professional degrees like medicine and exemption from NEET on the basis of marks obtained in the qualifying examination. Bills passed in 2017 during the previous AIADMK regime to exempt Tamil Nadu from NEET had not received the assent of the President.
Political controversy over NEET
The AIADMK blamed the DMK regime for the student’s death and Stalin hit out at the Center for being “obstinate” on the matter. Stalin alleged that the Center does not understand the enormous hardships caused to the students by NEET and its “carelessness” and “obscenity” is responsible for the suicides of the students.
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