In a major surprise, only two students from government schools cleared NEET in Tamil Nadu for admission to 2,503 MBBS seats this year in the state’s 22 government medical colleges. The figure was 30 last year. As per Indian Express, Namakka district, which had the highest-scoring students in the state board exams, saw 109 students clear NEET, as against 957 who got into medicine last year. S Anitha, a 17-year-old, who petitioned gainst imposition of NEET in the state in the Supreme Court had committed suicide on September 1 after failing to get a medical seat. She had scored 98 percent in Class 12 exam, Her marks had ensured Anitha a seat in both medicine and engineering streams without NEET, the paper added.
Howwever, her score in NEET was just 86 marks out of 720, making her not eligible for a medical seat. Speaking to a channe, Anitha had said she felt while appearing for appearing with an unfamiliar national syllabus. Protests over NEET erupted in Tamil Nadu following her death. The data of students, who cleared that NEET to get admission in government medical colleges and private self-financing medical colleges inthe state this year has strengthened apprehensions of experts on uniform test in a country with uneven standards and education .
As many as 225 students entered MBBS in 2016 from Dharmapuri district, from where 82 cleared NEET this year. The figure stood at 338 and 82 respectively in Krishnagiri, Figures stood at 230 and 100 in Erode, Indian Express added. Only 23 students have got an MBBS seat against 81 last year in Perambalur district. In Chennai on the other hand, the number of students getting admission in medical colleges went up more than four times from last year — 113 to 471. From Coimbatore, 182 students cleared NEET, against 102 who got into medicine in 2016, Indian Express added.