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Tamil Nadu Governor gives Assent to 7.5% NEET Quota Bill; Government School students to benefit

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Tamil-Nadu-Governor-Banwarilal-Purohit-gives-assent-to-the-BillOn October 30, 2020, Tamil Nadu (TN) Governor Banwarilal Purohit gave his Assent to “Tamil Nadu Admission to Undergraduate Courses in Medicine, Dentistry, Indian Medicine and Homeopathy on Preferential Basis to Students of Government Schools Bill 2020”. It provides 7.5% reservation to students of state government schools who have cleared the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance (NEET) Test in admission to medical courses.

Key Points:

i.The quota will be applicable for students who studied in Government schools from Class 6 to Class 12, it will be applicable in each category of vertical reservation that TN follows within 69% reservation cap.

ii.It is applicable to state quota seats in all government medical and dental colleges, self-financing medical and dental colleges, minority and non-minority (institutions) and under all disciplines.

iii.This quota will not apply to seats reserved for all-India quota.

iv.Courses that would be applicable include MBBS, Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Bachelor of Siddha Medicine and Surgery, Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery, and Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery for 2020-21 academic year.

v.Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Edappadi K. Palaniswami stated that due to the sub-quota, over 300 medical seats will go to students hailing from poor economic backgrounds.

Recent Related News:

i.August 26, 2020, In accordance with the data provided by the Ministry of Finance to the Rajya Sabha, as of March 31, 2020, women in Tamil Nadu topped the list of loan benefits under Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY) by availing Rs 58,227 crore loan.

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