Sunday, October 22, 2017
User Rating: / 0
PoorBest 

Image result for NEET-based admissions benefit only affluent students, Ramadoss says

CHENNAI: PMK leader S Ramadoss on Friday alleged that the purpose of introducing NEET for medical admissions is not an attempt to improve the quality of medical education, but to take away the rights of rural poor medical aspirants.


In a statement, Ramadoss said that statistics released by the Tamil Nadu government on this year's medical admissions proved his point.
He said, "There is now a situation in the state where only affluent students can dream of a career in medicine, which is not a healthy trend."
Ramadoss said after counselling, out of 3,534 seats in government medical colleges in Tamil Nadu, 1,220 seats had been allotted to students of the CBSE and other curricula. He added that 2,314 seats were allotted to state board students.
Recommended By Colombia
He pointed out that out of the 2,314 state board students, 1,004 students passed out of Class XII in 2016. Out of 1,220 students from other boards, 351 finished school last year, Ramadoss added.
The PMK chief said the old students had been preparing for NEET at renowned training centres in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Rajasthan, Kerala and other states in the past year. Many, he said, had spent around Rs 5 lakh on this special training for NEET.

Though NEET was supposed to provide equal opportunities for all students, Ramadoss alleged that it was biased towards the CBSE students.
Rural poor students had to prepare for the exam on their own and cannot afford coaching classes while affluent students were able to take a year off and could afford to study for NEET, he said.

Courtesy: TOI

Add comment

We welcome comments. No Jokes Please !

Security code
Refresh

youth corner

Who's Online

We have 3420 guests online
 

Visits Counter

739217 since 1st march 2012