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TN Chief Minister Opposing CET For Medical UG & PG

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TN CM Opposing All India CET
The Chief Minister of state Tamil Nadu, Jayalalithaa has strongly opposed an All India Common Entrance Test (CET) which is conducted in order to provide admissions to UG (Undergraduate) and PG (Postgraduate) courses in Medical Colleges.

She says that, such a move when undertaken would interface with the State's rights and create problems in implementing the reservation policy. Opposing on it she wrote a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. She described as; Despite the State's protest, the Centre has notified the National Board of Examination for conducting the NEET (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test) for PG courses and had gone ahead using a public notice for MD/MS/PG diploma courses for the academic year 2013.

The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare had assured states they would be consulted and their views considered before evolving any policy with regard to conduct of an All India Common Entrance Test; she added. She gives the reason, specifically stating that "Interfere with the State Government's rights in administrating the Education system and would create problems in implementing the reservation policy followed uniquely in our State".

She made a request that Tamil Nadu should be excluded from the test and allowed to continue with its existing system for admission to UG/PG Medical Courses. Though there were continuous requests by this public notice, it is now clear that the centre has not considered the case, instead has gone ahead with the decision to implement the Common Entrance Test, she explained.

Jayalalithaa who is surprised and distressed by this unilateral decision said that the Centre, which has been taken without taking into account the State's protest and in spite of the stay against the Common Entrance Test in Madras High Court, which holds until it was vacated or till the writ petition was disposed of.

So, what will be the result? Will the centre allow TN to continue with its existing exam? Or will it go against Jayalalithaa's plea? For more details, keep visiting.

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