Puducherry,Jul 20 : Chief Minister V Narayanasamy on Saturday reiterated that the Central government should scrap the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) for Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.
Talking to news persons here, Mr Narayanasamy said since questions from CBSE syllabus are there for NEET, students studying in state boards find it difficult and their hope to pursue medical education is being shattered.
Though, resolutions were adopted in legislative assembly and agitations organized, the Union government is delaying a decision as if it could not be scrapped.
He said the Centre is now trying to introduce the National Medical Commission with which also the students of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry will be affected.The Chief Minister cricitised the centre for trying to grab education to the central list from the state list in a phased manner and NEET is the first step.
He also said that the proposed National Exit Test will also affect the students and added that if the students who complete their medical education after four-and-a-half years of study need to write NEXIT and in view of this, there is no need for universities or deemed universities in the country.
All powers will be with the National Medical commission which is a set back to democracy and an act which deprive the medical students their rights.Hence, the Congress party would oppose when the ordinance is introduced in the Parliament, he added.
Mr Narayanasamy also said that he would write to Prime Minister, Union Health Minister and Human Resource Minister urging them to scrap these tests and conduct medical examinations through the universities. (UNI)