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Tamil Nadu Opens 100 NEET Instructions Centers

Last Updated - November 29, 2017

In a major breakthrough for medical aspirants from Tamil Nadu, the State government has opened hundred NEET instruction centers across the state for government school students, in the reaction to ongoing controversy around NEET.

The facility is applicable for domiciles of Tamil Nadu preparing for NEET 2018. The entire project includes free coaching for the examination as well as study kits. This is first of its kind initiative by any state, and comes as a welcome surprise for Tamil Nadu NEET aspirants.

In the official statement by the Minister for School Education in TN, K.A. Sengottaiyan, he says and I quote “Special coaching centers will enable students face competitive exams in the light of NEET issue in the State”

As per the guidelines from the State Government, the medium of instruction will be Tamil and English and students will be provided 30 books as part of training material. Provision of weekend classes has been asserted, so that regular studies don’t get affected.

Tamil Nadu vs NEET – The controversy...

NEET organized by CBSE is the only medical entrance examination in the country that was aimed at ending multiple entrance exams and complaints of corruption in admissions to medical colleges. The common medical entrance also meant to minimalize reservation quota and limiting the total attempt to three times against the old concept followed in Tamil Nadu, that of offering medical seats on the basis of marks obtained in Class 12, followed to help top students from rural backgrounds and financially weaker student who couldn't afford fees for coaching centers to become doctors.

After its debut run in 2016, the chants of “NEET against the interest of Tamil Nadu students” was flashing on social media and internet. The bone of contention behind this controversy was vastly different syllabus of CBSE (conducting body of NEET) and the Samacheer Kalvi, which is studied by 98 percent of Tamil Nadu students, and thus, leaving medical aspirants in the dark.

In response, TN Finance Minister D Jayakumar said, "We don't want NEET. We are doing our best." Meanwhile, two bills were passed in the state assembly to provide exemption from NEET for admission to medical courses in July, 2017. However, these bills were kept waiting for president’s nod and were later discarded as admissions to medical seats was done on basis of NEET Merit List.

The controversy got intense when a 17-year-old medical aspirant who had scored 1176 out of 1200 in her Class 12 exams from Ariyalur, Tamil Nadu committed suicide due to distress of failing to secure a medical seat.

All these controversies resulted in prompting the decision from Tamil Nadu state government for assistance of NEET aspirants who are particularly studying from the state board. On November 14, 2017, the first volume of the question bank for competitive exams, including NEET was launched along with 100 training centers for government school students. He also assured regarding improvements in the teaching quality in schools and that students will be trained to the extent that there will be no more deaths owing to NEET.

Implications of This Announcement!

As per the official announcement, close to 400 centers will be made operational which would ensure that all students will be trained to clear any entrance examination, which is definitely a bold move on the part of the State as it is first of it’s kind of decision and is aimed to cater the need of the financially weaker students of government schools.

This decision could also facilitate Smart classrooms for easy learning, distribution of laptops and educational CDs making the learning from home easy and simple among several others. These sessions will involve interaction of students with teachers and doubts clearance with the help of coordinators.

It will be like any other classroom session and as the training would be delivered by subject matter experts in the field, there will be no need to undergo different training sessions, and thus, students need not spend any additional cost on coaching for NEET Preparation or any other entrance examinations.

One can hope that both State and Centre work out a strategy, where students have the least suffering and also appreciate efforts like these from state government to resolve the apparent crisis.



Manish Kumar

Hello I m Manish Kumar I had not attempt ant intrence or neet exam is like that but I want to take admission in any good MBBS collage my Msc percentage is 96.27% on Chemistry by Mumbai University please some body say me what I do and how to take admission in any good collage please call me or whats app me 9833431044

11 Sep, 2017 08:48
Kalpana Sharma Expert

Hi Manish, The NEET Entrance Exam is a national level entrance test for MBBS/BDS admissions after class 12. if you want to get admission in best college for MBBS, you need to appear for this exam and Admission to medical courses will now be done through NEET, as directed by the Supreme Court. 

11 Sep, 2017 16:42
Josephine William

Will foreign(Canada) student need to write NEET in order to get an admission in to a medical college in Chennai.

16 Aug, 2017 00:20
Kalpana Sharma Expert

Hi Josephine, For getting admission in medical college, you have to give NEET entrance exam.

24 Aug, 2017 15:42
mainak khan


19 Jul, 2017 00:20
sangeeta rawat

Hello Mainak, To know about the VMMC cut off details find this link and check NEET Cut Off

19 Jul, 2017 11:21
nitish kumar

need help in counselling

12 Jul, 2017 00:20
sangeeta rawat

Hi Nitish, Please find the link and check counselling

12 Jul, 2017 15:05


10 Jul, 2017 00:20
sangeeta rawat

Hello Akhila, Please find the link and check Neet Rank Predictor

13 Jul, 2017 16:57
Sathish kumar

I am pass for neet my mark is130 my catagory is OBC so iam who eligible the MBBS

29 Jun, 2017 00:20
jomy joseph

sir i have passed NEET 2017 entrance exam. i have acquired rank 589412 and i am included in OBC category . i wou;d like know about the chance to get vetenary.

29 Jun, 2017 00:20
sangeeta rawat

Hello Joseph, Please find the link and check NEET Cut Off

15 Jul, 2017 15:52

my son has got 416 marks in NEET 2017 He belongs to SC category and appearing for All India Quota Will he get a seat in any of the government college

29 Jun, 2017 00:20
sangeeta rawat

Hello Kakuli, Please go through this link, it helps you to select best colleges of MBBS/BDS NEET Rank Predictor

15 Jul, 2017 15:47
Hrishabh Raj Das

Sir/Madam One of my friend obtained 324 marks in NEET 2017 exam. His CML Rank is 172130 and OBC Rank is 61548. Can he able to get any seat in MBBS under govt. medical colleges ???

26 Jun, 2017 00:20
Kalpana Sharma Expert

Hi Hrishabh, I am giving you the link, please check this for find Medical College according to your rank Rank Predictor

01 Sep, 2017 14:52
Pothuganti ashifa

I had qualified NEET 2017 & got All India Rank 218355 Catagery- OBC [Female], I like to do MBBS course. Hence i request you to please give me information about addmission in eligible colleges list

26 Jun, 2017 00:20
sangeeta rawat

Hello Pothuganti , To know about the college allotment for MBBS course according to your rank go through this link NEET Rank Predictor

26 Jul, 2017 18:37
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