The Tamil Nadu state government has started a public poll to evaluate if NEET-UG-based admissions have affected students this year. The government has created an expert committee to study the opinion of students.
As per advertisements circulated through major dailies, students can submit their opinion by post to the Committee or through the email ID firstname.lastname@example.org by June 23, 2021. Students can also send their opinions by post to the committee or put their opinions in a dropbox at the committee office, which is located on the campus of the Director of Medical Education in Tamil Nadu.
The state government has set up a committee chaired by Madras High Court judge Justice AK Rajan. The committee also comprises eight other members. As per reports, the Tamil Nadu government has urged the Centre for providing exemption to the state from the NEET UG exam for admission to medical and dental courses.
The Tamil Nadu government has claimed that NEET based admissions are against social justice as marginalised and rural students are discriminated against and do not get through the entrance test.
The committee has been entrusted with the responsibility to study the opinions submitted by the students by the last date. Although not confirmed, based on the latest developments and the state government’s opposition against the conduct of NEET-based admissions to UG medical courses, the final report of the committee can be used to justify the government’s proposal of exemption from the entrance exam.