National Eligibility cum Entrance Test NEET Issues
National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) has several oppositions in Tamil Nadu. Madras High Court today asked why NEET is not accepted in the state. NEET exam will be held at May 7th. Nearly 88,000 students have been applied to the exam. The state has 2,200 centers for the exam in 104 cities including Chennai, Coimbatore, Namakkal, Madurai, Trichy, Thirunevelli, Vellore, Salem and others.
Several groups and students demand the state as exemption from NEET. Meantime former Vice Chancellor of Anna University M. Anandakrishnan supports NEET exams. He said if this becomes mandatory, then schools would not bypass class XI subjects. Both CBSE and State Board syllabus were equally good. But the problem lies in the teaching and learning process.
Protest against NEET is continuing, the protesters say majority of seats allocated to doctors in remote areas and very few seats will be allocated to the doctors working in rural primary Health Centers.
MBBS Doctors working in government hospital will be much affected by this exam. One among them says they are not opposing NEET exam and let it go for private institutions but not for government colleges.
They say Tamil Nadu state entrance exam ensures 50 percent of the seats are reserved for doctors who served in government institutions but with NEET these reservations will not be available.
The Madras High Court yesterday imposed fine of Rs. 1 crore each to Tamil Nadu government and MCI for failing to secure 50 percent of the PG medical seats from private colleges against state quota.