New Delhi: In a big setback for Tamil Nadu, medical colleges in Tamil Nadu will have to use a national and common entrance exam as the only basis for admissions, the Supreme Court said today.
The court said that all admissions for aspiring doctors have to be based on NEET (the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test). Tamil Nadu, which had sought exemption from being bound by NEET for this year, at least in government-funded colleges.
The court said that the counseling should be conducted by September 4. The Medical counseling will begin on Thursday.
Tamil Nadu says that NEET gives an unfair advantage to students from schools that follow the CBSE or national board and makes it tough for students from rural areas to compete with those in cities for limited college seats. The state uses Class 12 marks to decide medical admissions.