Provide 7.5 pc reservation for Govt school students in Medical Education : FPR urges Govt

Puducherry, Oct 20 : Federation for People’s Rights (FPR) here on Tuesday urged the government to take immediate steps to provide 7.5 percent reservation for government school students in the Medical Education, as in Tamil Nadu.

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In a statement, FPR Secretary G Sugumaran demanded that the medical counselling should not be conducted till then.

He pointed out that the Tamil Nadu assembly had passed a bill in this respect and forwarded it to the Governor to make it an Act and the latter is yet to take a decision on it.
Mr Sugumaran also pointed out that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami had stated that counselling for Medical education will not be conducted till the nod of the Governor is obtained.

Mr Sugumaran said after the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) was introduced, students from government schools could not join MBBS and last year only one student who passed NEET could get admission.

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Details of the number of students who passed NEET is not available yet, he added.
He said 1,570 MBBS seats are available in the UT in two Government Medical Colleges and seven Private Medical Colleges.

But the government had failed to take any steps to get 50 percent seats as government quota from the private medical colleges and it is getting only 33 percent seats, the FPR Secretary reminded.

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