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NEET 2017: Puducherry students protest against NEET-based admissions

NEET 2017: About 40 Naam Tamizhar Katchi Puducherry unit volunteers were taken into custody as students from private professional colleges, polytechnics and government-run colleges took to the streets, covering a distance of more than two kilometres.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: September 4, 2017 3:25 pm
NEET, NEET puducherry, neet tamil nadu, neet admission, neet dalit girl, neet suicide, neet puducherry protest, neet 2017, education news, indian express NEET 2017: Students raised slogans against the centre and the Puducherry government and sought justice for the death of Dalit medical aspirant Anitha.

Demanding that selection for medical seats through the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) should be scrapped, students from several educational institutions in Puducherry staged a protest at the head post-office on Monday.

About 40 Naam Tamizhar Katchi Puducherry unit volunteers were taken into custody as students from private professional colleges, polytechnics and government-run colleges took to the streets, covering a distance of more than two kilometres.

They raised slogans against the centre and the Puducherry government and sought justice for the death of Dalit medical aspirant Anitha. The girl allegedly hanged herself at her home in Ariyalur on September 1 for not getting an MBBS seat. It was reported that she had been upset when Tamil Nadu was not exempted from NEET and had earlier moved the Supreme Court against NEET.

Tamil Nadu and Puducherry medical seats have been filled for the academic year of 2017-18 based on the candidates’ scores in the National Eligibility and Entrance Test of 2017. Puducherry has seven private and one government-run medical college.

With inputs from PTI

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    RT
    Sep 5, 2017 at 8:27 am
    Neet jad destroyed career of such students who did not are from cbse curriculum off the judges of supreme court for giving such disgusting decisions 😠😠😠😠
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      Dr. Amiya
      Sep 4, 2017 at 6:10 pm
      Anitha, a 19-year-old Dalit brilliant student from Tamil Nadu, committed suicide after allegedly not getting admission into a medical college due to very low marks in the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) In NEET 2017, poor performance of Vernacular Language students in Tamil Nadu, the observation by Division Bench of Madras High Court uphold by Supreme Court is that deficiency in the quality of education rendered in state government schools. Improvement of the current status of state board educations is necessary. On published result of NEET (UG) 2017, it is observed that 97.48 MBBS seats in India are filled up by English version students and only 2.52 MBBS seats by Vernacular Languages students. According to Indian Cons ution back-ward classes students get extra benefit for upliftment. Sufferer states / UT should be given 5 years time to uplift the quality of education there.
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