4 NEET Aspirants Die by Suicide in a Week in Tamil Nadu
Four college students, who expected to appear for the highly competitive NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test), died by suicide this week in Tamil Nadu.
- PMK founder S Ramadoss on Wednesday requested that NEET should be scrapped forever.
- The BJP government, however, denied the exclusion of NEET from the state.
Amidst of increase in Covid occurrences, the entrance test for medical courses is being held immediately all through the country.
Three students – Aditya, Jothishree and Vignesh – were found dead yesterday. 22 year old Motilal, the son of a businessman from Tiruchengode town in Tamil Nadu, couldn’t take the entrance test a year ago; he reappeared today.
Aditya, child of a scrap service provider from Dharmapuri, too couldn’t clear the NEET last a year. He was found lifeless yesterday at his dwelling.
A 19-year-old lady from Madurai who was on prepared record after she appeared for the NEET last a year and Vignesh, a farmer’s son in Ariyalur, who couldn't manage the cost of a non-public faculty final 12 months, also died by suicide, the police stated.
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The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to accept the petitions looking for the removal or cancellation of the NEET. A bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan said that the authorities will make all possible steps to securely conduct NEET in the midst of the epidemic.
For almost 10 years, Tamil Nadu had abolished the medical entrance test, expressing that it causes stress in students and poor students can't manage the cost of private coaching.
Students were admitted to medical colleges based on Class 12 marks.
During the UPA rule, the state had dealt with the assent of the President which excluded the state from the NEET. The BJP government, however, denied the waiver.