New Delhi. NEET 2021: The Tamil Nadu government on Monday introduced a bill exempting the centralized medical entrance exam NEET 2021. Chief Minister MK Stalin introduced the bill in the assembly on Monday. The government wants the students of their state to be exempted from the centralized examination. They are looking for another admission process for medical candidates. Whereas the state proposes that students can also be admitted to medical colleges on the basis of class 12 scores.
Apart from this, the Tamil Nadu government has also proposed reservation of 7.5% seats in medical colleges for the students of government schools. The government said that the alternative admission process is yet to be finalised. The opposition to NEET has been formalized by the DMK government with the introduction of the bill in the assembly. It also sets the stage for state-centre cooperation on how to exempt the state from controversial medical tests.
NEET 2021: The central government has also considered the options
The central government was already considering the options of conducting NEET. The Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health had also discussed about conducting medical entrance examination twice a year. Although it was proposed to be implemented this year, it could not be implemented due to lack of consensus. However, talks are still on on conducting the exam more than once in a year.