A DMK MP Tiruchi Siva has raised question mark over the merit of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) exam 2019.
Speaking in Rajya Sabha, the DMK MP said the NEET examination has “not given the desired results” and it has deprived those students who come from rural background having poor economic condition.
In the similar vein, he further said the exam which is conducted to provide admission to various medical and dental colleges across country, does not ensure a quality standard because all the reputed doctors in the world have not passed their medical examinations through the NEET.
Raising the issue through a special mention, Shiva alleged that coaching centres were making money on the name of providing coaching to students.
He also urged the President to give accent to two Bills passed by the Tamil Nadu Assembly, which will give legal right to the State to exempt from NEET test.
“They have passed with the help of these coaching centres. Every student is paying around Rs two lakh (for coaching). The amount of Rs 12,000 crore is being earned by these coaching centres for these classes. The students who were not able to go to the coaching centres did not pass the examination. In spite of scoring good marks in the 10+2 examinations, they were not able to pass the NEET Examination,” he was quoted as saying by Deccan Herald.
“So, considering all these situations, the feelings, the sentiments and the background of these students, the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly has passed two Bills unanimously to exempt Tamil Nadu from NEET Examination,” he further said.