Fight against NEET persists as DMK keeps guards up towards the centre

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The rising issue of banning NEET in Tamil Nadu has been strengthened by the current ruling party DMK, which has been actively supporting the cause of giving Tamilnadu an exemption from the exam.

Soliciting exemption for the state

The DMK-led Tamil Nadu government has risen up the fight against the contentious National Eligibility cum Entrance Test by tabling the Tamil Nadu Admission to Undergraduate Medical Degree Courses Bill, 2021, soliciting exemption for the state from the centrally-run NEET exam on September 13.

The Bill has been inducted based on the suggestions made by the Justice AK Rajan committee, which was formed by the DMK government to study the impact of NEET in June 2021. Stating the objections and reasons for passing such a bill, the government has said that “NEET is not an equitable method of admission”.

The report added that” the Committee in its finding has reported that the NEET has clearly undermined the diverse societal representation in MBBS and higher medical studies, favouring mainly the affordable and affluent segment of the society, while equally thwarting the dream of pursuing medical education by the underprivileged social groups.”

Raising the standards of medical education

Also, a few others feel that the NEET is helpful in raising the standards of medical education in the state. The standard of medical education is maintained during the undergraduate course by following the syllabus and curriculum prescribed by the National Medical Commission and exams conducted by the University before awarding the degree.

There have been several cases of suicides reported in the state of Tamilnadu over the NEET issue, as many students who were from financially humble communities found it to be a heavy burden to prepare separately for the exam.

The casualties from the issues have sent sensational waves of sentiments across the state forcing the people to be totally against the subject.

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With the current ruling party promising an exception from NEET in their election manifesto, the government is still maintaining everything it can to eliminate the issue.

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