- The resolution seeking permanent exemption from NEET was presented by CM MK Stalin
Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government has sought exemption from the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for medical course. The resolution was presented by Chief Minister MK Stalin in the Assembly on Saturday.
The resolution comes close on heels of a NEET aspirant’s suicide just before the exams. The incident had led to increased pressure on the government to seek exemption from the national entrance test for Tamil Nadu.
While presenting the resolution, Stalin urged Opposition parties to support it as it puts students under a lot of pressure. The AIADMK has said it will support the resolution, while blaming the DMK government for the death of the student.
The resolution proposes admission to medical course on the basis of class 12 scores and not of the entrance test.
19-year-old aspirant dies by suicide
Just before the NEET exam on Sunday, a 19-year-old aspirant was found dead at his home in Salem district in Tamil Nadu. This was his third attempt at the test. The incident triggered a huge uproar, with Stalin blaming the Centre for the incident. The government has claimed that NEET creates a lot of pressure on students.
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