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Tamil Nadu State MBBS BDS NEET UG 2017 to continue admission on higher secondary marks

Bill Tabled In Tamil Nadu Assembly To Make MBBS & BDS Course Admissions In Tamil Nadu To Continue On Basis Of Marks Obtained In Higher Secondary Exams.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Neha Singh | Updated on: 01 Feb 2017, 08:03:32 AM
Tamil Nadu State MBBS BDS NEET UG 2017 to continue on basis of marks in higher secondary exams (File Photo)

New Delhi:

Bill tabled in Tamil Nadu assembly to make MBBS & BDS course admissions in Tamil Nadu to continue on basis of marks obtained in higher secondary exams. Earlier, the political blame game has erupted between ruling Congress and opposition BJP in Karnataka over non-inclusion of Kannada among the languages for holding the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for admission in medical colleges for the academic year 2017-18.

In 2016, the Supreme Court made common entrance test mandatory for all medical admission. Government institutions such as the All India Institute of Medical Sciences and PGI Chandigarh were exempted from the common entrance.

States such as Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra opposed the judgment and was successfully exempted for state-run institutions and affiliated colleges for 2016. 

"We don't believe NEET is the right way for us. Many of our students will be left out. We have readied a Bill and we will be moving it during this session," said a source.

About National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET):

NEET is a national level entrance test which is conducted every year for the admissions to Medical and Dental courses in government or private medical colleges across the country. 

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First Published : 31 Jan 2017, 12:31:00 PM