Highlights for TN NEET Counselling 2020:
The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister has announced 405 medical seats for the government school students for the MBBS and BDS courses. The quota for them is 7.5% of the total seats. With this quota, the government is ensuring that the government school students are able to pursue their dream to take up medical courses in the state.
Mumbai: On 18th November, K Palaniswami, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, announced that over 400 Government school students shall be offered seats in medical colleges for the MBBS and BDS courses under the 7.5% state quota. He said that the motive behind the creation of quota was to enable the government school students to pursue their dream of medical education.
The government school students will get 313 seats in MBBS course and 92 seats in BDS course under reservation. This is a sharp rise from mere 6 seats in the past to 405 seats now. The government school students constitute about 41% of the student population of the state in Class 12.
As per the newly introduced 7.5% quota for the students qualifying the NEET (National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test) 2020, the government school students will get 405 seats in the academic year 2020-21 at the TN NEET 2020 Counselling.
The Chief Minister also said that his government is working towards transforming the lives of the government school students. The introduction of the new quota is one such step to facilitate their admission to the medical courses. He also said that he has also studied in a government school and thus understand the plight of these students.
The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister has also declared the post-matric scholarship and education assistance to the students studying in the Government schools. These schools include schools run by the panchayats, municipalities, corporations, welfare schools for Adi Dravidar and tribals, etc.