Tamil Nadu NEET Counselling: merit list, call letter revealed

Earlier this month, on August 16, the law ministry had given a freeway to the Tamil Nadu government, which had sought relief by the way of letting medical students be exempt from appearing in NEET for subsequent admissions.

Directorate of Medical Education, Chennai has released the provisional NEET merit list 2017 for admission to MBBS and BDS courses offered by medical and dental colleges across the State of Tamil Nadu.

According to orders received by the Supreme Court, the medical counselling is to be on Thursday, August 24 and conclude on September 4.

Roughly, 2,224 students from state board have qualified to join the 3,534 seats available under the state quota.

Summary: After attempting the exam, he realised that State Board students had to have a different approach - understand what they study and apply it to solve the problems.

Tamil Nadu has been against the NEET exam as it said that the exam favors the students from CBSE background and has little consideration for the students who are from state board.

"We follow Jayalalithaa's policy of being cordial with the Centre which is also cordial with the state government".

The court during its verdict said that all admission for aspiring doctors have to be based on NEET (the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test). Today, the counselling would be done for the candidates under - orthopedically physically disabled, children of ex-servicemen and sports persons. On day 1, 1,209 candidates called for the counselling. The results once declared can be checked on the official website. Further, it has stated that the counselling process should end by September 4.

Two separate rank lists, one rank list for the state government quota seats in government medical colleges and private colleges and another one for management quota seats in private medical colleges.

Vanessa Coleman

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