DMK to meet medical course expenses of TN government school students

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The party would be paying fully the educational expenses of NEET-qualified State government school students who joined medical colleges under the 7.5 per cent horizontal reservation quota this year

Tamil Nadu’s opposition Dravida Munnetra KLazhagam (DMK) has decided to pay for the tuition fees of government school students who join medical colleges after clearing the National Eligibility –cum-Entrance Test (NEET).

DMK president M.K. Stalin said on Saturday, November 21, that his party would fully meet the educational expenses of NEET-qualified State government school students who joined medical colleges under the 7.5 per cent horizontal reservation quota this year, reported The Hindu.

In a statement in Chennai, Stalin said a total of 227 students had joined government medical colleges while others had been allotted seats in private medical colleges.

“The poor students are not able to pay their fees and their parents are facing anxiety as they depend on the AIADMK government. They fear that their hopes would be dashed,” he said, explaining the reason behind his party’s decision to meet these students’ educational expenses.

Stalin reiterated that once the DMK was elected to power it would ensure cancellation of the NEET and help the poor and oppressed sections realise their dreams of becoming medical professionals.

The party had campaigned for providing 7.5 per cent reservation for government school students in admissions to undergraduate courses in medicine, dentistry, Indian medicine and homeopathy. The bill passed by the state Assembly on September 25 was signed by the Governor on October 31.

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