TN girl commits suicide after she failed to get medical seat under NEET

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Chennai: Nineteen-year-old Anita, who fought against the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) in Supreme Court, on Friday committed suicide allegedly for not getting admission in a medical college, said police, citing her family.

Anita, who had scored 1,176 marks out of 1,200 in the plus two exams under the Tamil Nadu state board, was, however, not able to score high marks in the NEET to secure a medical seat, and committed suicide as she was not able to get a medical seat, her relatives said.

Hailing from a village in Ariyalur district, around 300 km from here, she was the daughter of a daily labourer.

In a statement issued here, former Union Minister and PMK leader Anbumani Ramadoss blamed the central and the state governments for the tragedy.

Expressing his condolences to Anita’s parents, he said the state government headed by Chief Minister K Palaniswami and the central government should accept responsibility for her death as they had initially assured that Tamil Nadu will get one year exemption from NEET.

The PMK leader said he was not able to understand as to why Anita who took up the cause of rural students against NEET would commit suicide.

One Response to "TN girl commits suicide after she failed to get medical seat under NEET"

  1. amiya maity   September 3, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    Anita’s death is very shocking and mournful.
    Anitha, a 19-year-old Dalit brilliant student from Tamil Nadu, committed suicide after allegedly not getting admission into a medical college due to very low marks in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)
    In NEET 2017, poor performance of Vernacular Language students in Tamil Nadu, the observation by Division Bench of Madras High Court uphold by Supreme Court is that deficiency in the quality of education rendered in state government schools. Improvement of the current status of state board educations is necessary.
    On published result of NEET (UG) 2017, it is observed that 97.48% MBBS seats in India are filled up by English version students and only 2.52% MBBS seats by Vernacular Languages students.
    According to Indian Constitution back-ward classes students get extra benefit for upliftment. Sufferer states / UT should be given 5 years time to uplift the quality of education there.
    So I want exemption of States and Union Territories from NEET for coming 5 years for improvement of state’s infrastructure for achieving quality of education and uniformity. Govt. of India should co-operate to uplift the entire systems considering vernacular language.

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