TN health minister discusses NEET issues with union education minister, four new exam centres added


Tamil Nadu Health Minister M Subramanian met Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan right here on Thursday and mentioned issues pertaining to the medical entrance exam NEET 2021.

Pradhan knowledgeable him that for the comfort of the scholars of Tamil Nadu, four cities — Chengalpet, Virudhunagar, Dindigul and Tiruppur — have been added to the listing of locations the place NEET(UG) shall be performed.

“Health Minister, Government of Tamil Nadu, M Subramanian met me to debate numerous issues of Tamil Nadu, together with NEET (UG) 2021. Explained to him the background of the Supreme Court’s instructions on this regard.

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“Also, shared with him that to cater to regional aspirations, the number of languages being offered this year have been increased… with the addition of Malayalam and Punjabi. The exam is already being conducted in the Tamil language,” Pradhan mentioned in a sequence of tweets.

The variety of cities has elevated to 18 from 14 final 12 months. The variety of examination centres can even be elevated, he mentioned. The assembly comes a day after a high-level committee, led by retired Madras High Court decide A Ok Rajan, handed over its report back to Chief Minister M Ok Stalin on the affect of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) in Tamil Nadu and associated issues resulting from its implementation.

A petition within the Madras High Court, in search of to quash the Tamil Nadu authorities notification, constituting the high-level committee on NEET, has been dismissed by the court docket.

Most events, together with the ruling DMK and primary opposition AIADMK, are on the identical web page on NEET and have been demanding that the take a look at be scrapped, arguing that it went towards social justice, rural and authorities college college students. The NEET-UG which was earlier scheduled on August 1 has now been postponed to September 12.


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