Tamil Nadu seeks exemption from NEET 2021

Tamil Nadu seeks exemption from NEET 2021

New Delhi: Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma Subramanian sought exemption from the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) exam this year.

Subramanian met the Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan in New Delhi and submitted the Tamil Nadu Government's appeal.

"As per the guidance of the chief minister, we urged the Union Education Minister to exempt Tamil Nadu from NEET exam this year," Subramanian tweeted.

The Tamil Nadu Government had, on June 10, constituted a committee under a retired judge A.K. Rajan to assess the impact of NEET for medical admission. But students should not be found wanting in preparation in case the test is held due to some reason," said Medical Minister Ma. Subramanian.

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The Justice (retired) AK Rajan-led committee handed over its report on NEET issues and impact in to Chief Minister MK Stalin. Besides Justice Rajan, the panel included eight members, including Dr G R Ravindranath (Doctors Association for Social Equality), Jawahar Nesan (educationist) and six top government officials.

Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan announced on Monday that NEET would be held on September 12. In order to ensure social distancing norms, number of cities where examination will be conducted has been increased from 155 to 198. The number of examination centres will also be increased from the 3862 centres used in 2020.