New Delhi: Tamil Nadu government intensified their efforts to get the students from the state exempted from the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) with a delegation of two Tamil Nadu ministers meeting Union Human Resources Development and Health ministers today. The ministers urged them to hasten the process of exempting the state from the national level medical entrance examination.
C Vijaya Baskar, State Minister for Health and K P Anbalagan, Minister for Higher Education met Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar and J P Nadda to discuss the long standing demand from the state.
"As the exam dates are nearing, we talked to the Union ministers about the hardship Tamil Nadu students would undergo because of the NEET," K P Anbalagan to reporters here.
Tamil Nadu assembly has already passed a bill to exclude the students of the state from the All India Examination. "We requested the Union ministers to expedite the process of getting the President's assent for the legislation," Mr. Anbalagan added.
The ministers also put forward another demand that of an AIIMS be constructed in the state.
Mr. C Vijaya Baskar said that the union minister has responded positively to that demand.
Moments after winning the confidence motion last month, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami told media that the two bills passed by the Tamil Nadu assembly which will let admissions continue for MBBS and Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) in the state on basis of marks obtained in higher secondary examinations and one about PG admissions sent to President Pranab Mukherjee for approval.
NEET 2017 application procedure was over on March 2 and the one time correction window is open now. The exam is scheduled for May 7.
(With Inputs from PTI)
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