Allot More Centres In State For PG Medical Entrance Test, Tamil Nadu CM Urges PM Modi
INI CET 2021: Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to direct the Union Health Ministry to allot additional centres in Tamil Nadu for the entrance test to admission for postgraduate medical courses in INI CET.
Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to direct the Union Health Ministry to allot additional centres in Tamil Nadu for the entrance test to admission for postgraduate medical courses in Institutes of National Importance. Mr Palaniswami, referring to the Institutes of National Importance-Combined Entrance Test (INI-CET) to be held on November 20, said some students from Tamil Nadu have been allotted examination centres in far away places, in Andhra Pradesh's Chittoor and Nellore districts.
The test is for admission to MD, MS, DM, MCh in Institutes of National Importance for medical education including the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) at New Delhi. All new AIIMS, Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) at Puducherry, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research at Chandigarh, and National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences (NIMHANS) at Bengaluru are the other institutions.
The Chief Minister in a letter to Modi said, "I would like to point out that examination centres like Madanapalle in Chittoor District and Nellore are not well connected from various locations in Tamil Nadu, as well as they are 175 to 250 kms away from their home towns." This has caused 'tremendous' and 'avoidable stress' to the aspiring medical students, the Chief Minister Palaniswami said. "Hence, I request you to kindly intervene in the matter and direct the health ministry to allot the examination centres of their choice, by creating additional centres, within Tamil Nadu, if necessary."
முதுநிலை மருத்துவ மேற்படிப்பு மேற்கொள்ளும் மாணவர்களின் நலன் கருதி INI-CET என்ற ஒருங்கிணைந்த நுழைவு தேர்வுக்கான தேர்வு மையங்களை தமிழகத்தில் அமைக்க மத்திய சுகாதாரத் துறைக்கு உத்தரவிட வேண்டும் என வலியுறுத்தி மாண்புமிகு பிரதமர் @PMOIndia அவர்களுக்கு கடிதம் எழுதியுள்ளேன். pic.twitter.com/yuVMMWBen5— Edappadi K Palaniswami (@CMOTamilNadu) November 17, 2020