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Soon, books for NEET in Tamil for better results

School Education Secretary informed the Madras High Court that the government has joined hands with leading Tamil Publishers to make available to students study material in the vernacular at a an affordable cost to prepare better for NEET.

Published: 24th August 2017 01:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th August 2017 07:03 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: School Education Secretary informed the Madras High Court that the government has joined hands with leading Tamil Publishers to make available to students study material in the vernacular at a an affordable cost to prepare better for NEET.

This statement was made at the hearing of a writ petition from V Ramalingam, father of a school boy, of Sathurangapattinam in Kancheepuram, on Wednesday. Books on science, medicine, engineering, agriculture and veterinary science are being translated from English to Tamil at a cost of `5 crore, T Udyachandran added.

Ramalingam’s petition had sought to ensure effective functioning of various high-level committees constituted to revamp the State Board syllabus, including the curriculam framework committee, to equip the students to face national competitive examinations. A high-level committee meeting had on May 11 resolved to revamp the syllabus from Class 1 to 10 and higher secondary, Udyachandran said in his counter affidavit.

Opposition to stage stir today
Chennai: Opposition parties will stage a stir in Chennai on Thursday to protest against admitting students to medical courses based on NEET scrore. DMK working president and Leader of Opposition MK Stalin will preside over the protest to be held near the State Guest House at Chepauk in the morning. Leaders of DMK, Congress, CPI (M), CPI, VCK, IUML and MMK, are to participate.

SPCSS appeals to students to protest
Chennai: The State Platform for Common School System (SPCSS)and the Confederation of Tamil Nadu Students Organisation  have called upon all students in Tamil Nadu to take part in demonstration against NEET by all political parties on Thursday. Speaking to Express, P B Prince Gajendra Babu, general secretary, SPCSS, said the students should take part in the demonstration. “We have also requested the students to wear black badges on Thursday.”

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