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Shocking! TN Student protester against NEET commits suicide

Friday, September 1, 2017 • Tamil Comments

In the most devastating development in the NEET issue, Anitha of Tamil Nadu's Ariyalur district who fought against the National level common eligibility test for Medical education has committed suicide a few hours ago.

Tamil Nadu is one of the few states which has been opposing NEET and seeking exemption. Due to the opposition of late Chief Minister J.Jayalalitha, the state was exempted from NEET last year. However for this year the Union Government did not give the exemption and the students of the state had to take up the eligibility test along with the students from the other states. However the State Government kept assuring that it will get the exemption. for this year but all its attempts failed

Based on the petitions filed by the parents of CBSE students who had qualified for medical college admission by taking up the NEET exam, he Supreme Court ruled out exemption for the TN and ordered the State Government to conduct the medical admissions based on NEET scores. The SC ruling came after the Union BJP Government said that it cannot give exemption for Tamil Nadu,

This means that the admissions have to be conducted based on NEET scores. The entrance tests for Medical and Engineering education was banned in Tamil Nadu in the year 2006. So the admissions for these professional courses were being made based on the marks scored by the students in the 12th standard board exams until the previous academic yer. But from this year, only the NEET score will be considered and the 12th std marks becomes immaterial for admission in medical colleges.

Anitha who has scored 1176 out of 1200 in the state board exams would have easily acquired a medical seat in the absence of NEET. She took her struggle against NEET till the Supreme Court. But the Apex Court has ruled in favour of NEET.

The admissions to the Government run medical colleges and Government quota seats in private colleges have already begun in the State of Tamil Nadu.

IndiaGlitz mourns the death of the innocent student who has lost her life, mainly due to State Government's inaction. It should have either prepared the students for NEET or successfully achieved the exemption at least for the current year.

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