TN govt school students to get quota in medical seats

The Tamilnadu Cabinet has given nod to the provision of a 7.5 per cent quota within the existing reservation in medical UG courses for the students of State government higher secondary schools. Continue Reading

JEE Mains, NEET likely in June: HRD Ministry

Human Resource Development Ministry officials have reportedly said that competitive exams, including the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) and the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), are likely to be conducted in June end but no decision has been taken in this regard yet. Continue Reading

Special session on NEET if needed, assures CM Palaniswami

“NEET is an emotional topic and we are on the same page as the DMK on the subject. The welfare of the students of the State is our priority. Only now the issue has gone to court, we will seek answers there. If that fails, we can even convene a special session and pass new resolutions against NEET,” said the Chief Minister. Continue Reading

DMK stages walkout from Assembly, seeks Minister’s resignation

The DMK today staged a walkout after raising the NEET issue in the Assembly. Bringing a calling attention motion on the issue during Zero Hour, Leader of the Opposition in the House, M K Stalin, said the two resolutions against NEET, passed in the Tamilnadu Assembly two years ago, were sent back by the President 19 months ago. Continue Reading

Jeevitha, daughter of a tailor, clears NEET with aplomb

“There were a lot of times when I was not able to attend school as paying fees was a big problem. So, once I become a successful gynaecologist, I want to help people like me who struggle to get education,” said Jeevitha with a proud smile. Continue Reading

Phoenix NEET Academy proves that rural kids can crack the test

NEET has been a subject of controversy ever since it was introduced. Phoenix NEET Academy, a not-for-profit organisation in Virugambakkam, has handpicked 30 people from villages and towns for training and has achieved 100 per cent results. Continue Reading

A better show

Amid the hue and cry over NEET exams, the performance of students from Tamilnadu in NEET (medical entrance) has improved this year. Interestingly, 48.57 per cent students who appeared for the exam in the State have qualified. Continue Reading

A day after NEET results, TN gears up for medical admissions

Online application process to enrol in medical colleges will begin tomorrow. However, the counselling process will be held directly, said State Health Minister, C Vijayabaskar, today. Continue Reading

TN will continue to oppose NEET, assures Minister Jayakumar

Another suicide by a girl student, attributed to failure to score high in National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test, has rekindled the debate on the exam and its repercussions in Tamilnadu. Continue Reading