In a recent development for NEET, Tamil Nadu has declared a quota of 7.5% of existing reservation in medical colleges for the students of government schools in the state. The state government declared on July 15, 2020, that the students belonging to the government higher secondary schools in the states would get a reservation of 7.5% of seats in the medical colleges.

Accepted as the concept of ‘quota within quota,’ the students should get the benefit of this declaration in the private as well as government colleges in the state. Declaring this, the government sources said that the benefit would be available to students who would qualify in the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NNET).

In a decision a few days ago, the Tamil Nadu government had sought exclusion from NEET, which has encountered persistent opposition from political parties in the state, including the DMK, citing the educational welfare of students, particularly from rural areas.

The Cabinet meeting, headed by Chief Minister K Palaniswami at the Secretariat, also took the decision to grant instant approval to six companies that have proposed an estimated investment of Rs 5,000 crore to Tamil Nadu.