New Delhi: The Tamil Nadu Cabinet on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 has given nod to 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.
According to the decision, 7.5 per cent of medical seats has been reserved for government school students who qualify National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET).
As per media reports, on Tuesday, the Palaniswami cabinet was convened where the decision to provide “quota within quota” to students from the government run schools was approved. This decision covers government seats in private colleges too.
It will be applicable for students qualifying the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET).
Earlier, Tamil Nadu had sought exemption from NEET, which has faced strong opposition from political parties, including the DMK, on the grounds of the welfare of students, especially those from rural areas.
The Cabinet meeting, chaired by Chief Minister K Palaniswami at the Secretariat has also taken a decision to grant immediate approval to six companies that have proposed an estimated investment of Rs 5,000 crore to Tamil Nadu.