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SC puts Status Quo on medical admissions in Tamil Nadu till August 22

Thursday August 17, 2017 10:03 PM, & Agencies

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court of India on Thursday maintained the status quo on MBBS and BDS admissions in Tamil Nadu till August 22nd 2017, as the latest development in the case where Tamil Nadu government is persisting Centre to exempt Tamil Nadu students from NEET.

The Union Law Ministry had on Wednesday cleared an ordinance of the Tamil Nadu government which seeks to exempt medical students from appearing in the NEET. The draft ordinance was cleared by Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in consultation with Attorney General K K Venugopal.

The Apex court also asked the Tamil Nadu government to present a report on how many students from the Tamil Nadu State Board qualified NEET 2017.

The Supreme Court had earlier nullified Tamil Nadu’s notification for 85% quota to candidates of Tamil Nadu State Board and 15% quota for CBSE and other Boards for medical admissions in Institutions that come under its purview, the bench asked Tamil Nadu government to comply with the same.

The Tamil Nadu government's decision for NEET exemption has not gone well with many students who said it will destroy their career.

"We have worked really hard to get a good score in NEET and now saying we are not taking it is like playing with my future," a medical aspirant, who is protesting against the proposed ordinance by the Tamil Nadu government to exempt the state from NEET, said.

The National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET UG -2017) is organized all over India. Students who crack the 12th standard HSC exam appear in the test.

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