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Over 400 Tamil Nadu govt school students to get medical seats: Minister

TN minister of school education KA Sengottiyan said 313 students would get medical seats and 92 at dental colleges, including 55 from Erode district alone.

By: PTI | Erode (tn) |
November 18, 2020 6:14:45 pm
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Over 400 students of government schools in Tamil Nadu are to get medical college seats under the 7.5 per cent reservation, Minister of School Education K A Sengottiyan said on Wednesday.

He told reporters at Gobichettipalayam in the district that 313 students would get medical seats and 92 at dental colleges, including 55 from Erode district alone.

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On the conducting of public examinations for class 10th, 11th, and 12th students, he said the state government would announce the date for public exams by December-end.

Tamil Nadu is the only state in the country to implement 7.5 per cent reservation, the Minister said.

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With the consent given by the governor Banwarilal Purohit after what the opposition parties called much delay, the state government issued a GO to implement the quota regime from the current 2020-21 academic year itself.

Earlier, Sengottaiyan inaugurated the drinking water supply scheme to the residents of Pariyur Nanjagoundenpalayam residents. District Collector C Kathiravan was also present on the occasion.

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