TN CM announces high-level committee to study impact of NEET and suggest alternative method
The committee will study whether or not NEET has affected college students on the fringes of society; suggest corrective measures if NEET has precipitated any hurt and alternative methods and authorized means for medical school admissions for all, an announcement mentioned
Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Saturday introduced the structure of a high-level committee headed by former decide of the Madras High Court Justice A.K. Rajan, to study the impact of NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) on medical school admissions in Tamil Nadu.
“The committee will study whether NEET has affected students on the fringes of society; suggest corrective measures if NEET has caused any harm and alternative ways and legal means for medical college admissions for all, and its possible implementation,” the Chief Minister mentioned in an announcement.
Noted educationists and officers might be members of the high-level committee. “Tamil Nadu has the historical duty to uphold social justice and the State government is committed to taking measures to remove the effects of NEET,” Mr Stalin added.
He mentioned educationists had been of the opinion that NEET had severely affected college students of rural areas, poor college students from city areas, authorities faculty college students and those that studied in Tamil medium faculties.
“The [erstwhile] DMK government led by Kalaignar (M. Karunanidhi) enacted a law for admission in medical colleges based on the marks scored in the class 12 examinations and the State government has launched many legal battles [on this front],” he recalled.