Tamil Nadu likely to conduct medical admission through NEET

With no word from the Central government yet on the fate of special Ordinance for exemption, the State government is likely to conduct MBBS admission through NEET.

Published: 12th August 2017 07:18 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th August 2017 11:02 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

CHENNAI: With no word from the Central government yet on the fate of special Ordinance for exemption, the State government is likely to conduct MBBS admission through NEET.

According to an official source, the decision will be taken in a couple of days or so. Speaking to Express, an official source said, “If the Ordinance doesn’t get prior approval of the Central government in two days or so, the State will conduct the medical counselling based on NEET.”

As per the Medical Council of India rules and Supreme Court Order, the state should have completed the counselling before August end. But, it is yet to start the counselling.

“We are waiting for judgement copy. We have computed the rank list based on 85 per cent reservation policy for State Board students.

Now, we will have to revise the rank list if admissions should be conducted through NEET,” said Dr A Edwin Joe, Director of Medical Education.

However, he said till late evening on Friday, no decision was taken to release the ranking list.

Meanwhile, the Presidential Assent for two NEET Bills passed in the Assembly also is still in pending. As the admissions are delayed due to legal tangles, it has led to confusion among students and parents in the state.

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