Chennai: TNCC chief S. Thirunavukkarasar on Monday urged the state government to convene an all party meeting before deciding on accepting Neet, which could be suicidal for Tamil Nadu.
The highest number of medical students is coming out of medical colleges in Tamil Nadu which produces 5,000 medical graduates every year. But, the questions for Neet are based on the CBSE syllabus.
In Tamil Nadu, only 13,625 students are coming out of CBSE schools and the remaining 8,33,682 are studying in state board schools, he pointed
out. The syllabus of CBSE and state board schools varied to a large degree and introducing Neet in the state would severely hit the students.
Denying that such differences could be removed through coaching classes, the Congress leader said the state board syllabus itself should be changed. The introduction of Neetwould only facilitate students of other states to
get admission in Tamil Nadu.
“Without creating equal opportunities and rights for all in education, there is no meaning in talking of equal merit”, he added. Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa during her election campaign had promised to bring a special act to exempt Tamil Nadu students from Neet, he recalled.