The Minister said that Tamil Nadu government persisted without break in its efforts to get exemption from NEET. The state demanding for the exception to help the rural students in getting admissions. Mr Radhakrishnan said State Education Minister Sengottayan had initiated steps to augment the skill and proficiency of the students in the State. Due to the fact that the National Eligibility Cum Entrance test based on the pattern of CBSE, students who have topped the state Board exam were unable to crack the NEET examination. "The problem comes only in terms of government college admissions and also in terms of seats surrendered by private colleges to government colleges". "The state has been seeking permission only for government-run colleges", VijayaBaskar said, according to The Times of India.
"I explained everything to our Prime Minister about Tamil Nadu's position in connection with the NEET".
Tomorrow morning the state ordinance seeking exemption from NEET would be submitted to the Centre.
The state health minister said the Tamil Nadu government was confident of the Centre's nod for the ordinance and under no circumstances had the Centre been "negative" about the proposal.
Around 4000 seats are available in government medical colleges.
In future, students would be well-prepared for NEET and the syllabus too would be oriented likewise, he said.
Stating that Tamil Nadu was facing the unique situation with regard to NEET, the minister advised the State government to bring out curriculum change so that rural students will not find hard in facing NEET exams.
The state government had an opportunity to insist on Neet exemption and Cauvery Management Board in the Presidential elections.