Both ruling and opposition parties in Tamil Nadu have criticised centre’s decision to conduct NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) twice a year. The representatives have been demanding the central government to revoke the decision and conduct NEET only once in a year. The new move will create unnecessary confusion among the students in some way or the other, they opined.
As per the official schedule released by NTA, NEET will be conducted in February and May. The government of Tamil Nadu stated that it would be difficult for students to appear for NEET twice in the same year. The six-month period will be short and students may feel unnecessary pressure. Education Minister of Tamil Nadu, Mr. KA Sengottaiyan is planning to take up the issue with Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi.
DMK President, Mr. Stalin revealed that conducting NEET twice a year would shatter the medical education dreams of rural students. Similarly, the decision to conduct NEET exam in online mode will be a bane to rural students. The central government did not consider rural students, particularly those studying in government schools while taking a decision on online NEET exam. It would be better if the central government withdraws its decision on NEET online exam and two NEET exams in a year, he indicated.
NEET has always been a sensitive and controversial issue in Tamil Nadu. The central government has to consider all factors before going ahead with online NEET exam.