NEET exams are discriminatory: Madras High Court

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  • In a recent hearing, Madras High Court has passed a statement that NEET Exams are discriminatory.
  • According to High court, the coaching classes charge hefty amount which makes the examination anti-poor and discriminatory.

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test has again under the radar of the judiciary. In a recent hearing, Madras High Court stated that the entrance examination discriminates against poor people. The high court passed this statement as it was brought to light that 3081 candidates from Tamil Nadu had qualified the entrance test from Tamil Nadu, and out of these candidates 48 had not availed coaching classes.

The High Court laid emphasis on high rates of tuition fees, as it has risen up to Rs. 5 lakh for each student, which makes the examination anti-poor and discriminatory. 

Addressing the Union Government, Madras High Court said,” The present Central government has been reversing all the schemes implemented by UPA government.

 The government of Tamil Nadu has submitted an affidavit regarding NEET coaching classes and have stated that out of 3081 candidates who joined MBBS this year, only 48 students haven’t taken coaching for the examination.

The state government is requesting to exempt NEET, ever since it was made mandatory by the Supreme court in 2016. The state government said that the decision was not taken in favour of the students. Judges were flabbergasted to know that coaching centers charge Rs. 5 lakh per student.

The examination was curated to reduce the number of students in medical colleges but went on to become inaccessible for all the aspirants who don’t belong to well-to-do families.

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