NEET: Tamil Nadu passes bill, 7.5% quota for govt school students in medical admission
The legislative assembly of Tamil Nadu on 15th September passed a bill to approve 7.5% quota within the existing reservation in medical undergraduate courses for the students of state government schools from this academic year. It will be applicable for students clearing the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). After the implementation of NEET, there were reports that the participation of government school students in medical colleges in the state had reduced drastically. Only four students from government schools got admitted under government quota during 2018-19 and five during 2019-20 and similarly this particular trend is also seen in private medical schools. The quota will be applicable for students clearing the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test and who belong to the state of Tamil Nadu.