TN to decide on 2 routes to eliminate NEET

Chennai: The Justice AK Rajan Committee, which studied the impact of National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) on the student community in Tamilnadu, has listed 20 reasons and suggested two routes for elimination of the test.

The 165-page report suggested the twin-route of legislative and legal procedures to achieve the purpose.

According to the report, rural aspirants took a big hit on their dreams post-NEET. It shows that in both government and self-financed colleges, rural students secured admissions far less than the urban students in the post-NEET compared to the pre-NEET period.

In the government lot, while the rural students maintained an average of 61.45 per cent in the pre-NEET and fell down to 49.91 per cent in 2020-21 in the post-NEET, the urban students who fared 38.55 per cent average in the pre-NEET rose to 50.09 per cent in 2020-21 in the post-NEET, the report said.

The committee said the qualifying exam will take the state back to pre-independence days and wanted the government to eliminate it at all levels by following the required legal and or legislative procedures.


NT Bureau