TN decides to give reservation in medical seats to govt school students

The Tamil Nadu government has passed a resolution to reserve 7.5% of all medical seats for government school students. The opposition parties had also been demanding the same.

According to reports, the students of rural areas were not able to crack the NEET exams due to language and other reasons. the government has appointed a retired judge to look into it. He found that the number of students of government schools has become less in the medical college after NEET has been introduced.

The Tamil Nadu Cabinet on Tuesday approved the provision of a 7.5 per cent quota within the existing reservation in medical UG courses for the students of state government higher secondary schools.

The “quota within quota” covers government seats in private colleges too, reports said, quoting official sources. It will be applicable for students clearing the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET).

The Covid-19 pandemic worsened in the country as fresh cases on Tuesday zoomed past the 30,000 mark for the first time, even as total deaths from the virus crossed 24,000, with the second-highest single-day addition of 582 fatalities to the toll.

The record rise in daily cases was accompanied by the highest single-day increase in infections in at least seven states. The states are as the following: Tamil Nadu (4,526 new cases), Bihar (1,432), Gujarat (915), Madhya Pradesh (798), Haryana (699), Kerala (608) and Goa (170).