Main political events in Tamil Nadu have opposed the conduction of the upcoming Nationwide Eligibility cum Entrance Take a look at (NEET) and different related examinations for all skilled and different programs. Whereas Chief Minister MK Stalin wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, AIADMK chief O Panneerselvam additionally backed the demand.
In his letter, Stalin urged the prime minister to cancel all nationwide stage assessments like NEET and permit Tamil Nadu to fill skilled seats, together with the MBBS, primarily based on Class 12 marks. “Conducting nationwide stage entrance exams for any skilled programs can be immensely detrimental to the well being and properly being of scholars. I urge you to cancel the conduct of all nationwide stage entrance exams like NEET, as the identical causes adduced for cancelling the Class 12 board exams are equally relevant to entrance exams as properly. Our state could also be allowed to fill all skilled seats together with MBBS seats on the premise of Class 12 marks alone, as now we have all the time emphasised,” Stalin wrote.
One of many grounds for his or her opposition is that such assessments went in opposition to social justice and denied alternatives toM college students from socially deprived teams and aspirants from rural areas. NEET continues to be one of many a lot politically debated points in Tamil Nadu.
Panneerselvam, in his letter, recalled that former CM Jayalalithaa opposed NEET until her final breath. “I’d additionally prefer to level out right here that Hon. Amma took variety of steps ranging from 2005 in direction of systematising the admission course of to medical schools together with abolition of entrance examinations by enacting the Tamil Nadu Regulation of Admission in Skilled Programs Act, 2006. Following the footsteps of Amma, through the yr 2017, two payments, specifically Tamil Nadu Admission to MBBS and BDS programs Invoice, 2017 and the Tamil Nadu Admission to Publish Graduate Programs in Medication and Dentistry Invoice offering admission in medical programs primarily based on 12th commonplace examination marks have been unanimously handed within the Tamil Nadu Legislative meeting and the identical have been despatched to the Union authorities for acquiring presidential assent however sadly that went in useless,” he mentioned.
Enlisting difficulties confronted by college students, the AIADMK chief requested Modi to take a uniform coverage determination to abolish not solely NEET for enrolment in medical programs but additionally the Frequent Entrance Examinations for all of the skilled and different programs eternally. It requested PM to permit the states to make admissions primarily based on the marks obtained by college students within the larger secondary examination.