Puducherry proposes 10% quota for govt school students in medical courses

By: PTI | New Delhi |

Updated: October 27, 2020 9:48:54 pm

Pondy govt mulling reservation in state medical schools for govt school students (Express Photo By Amit Mehra/ Representational)

Puducherry has determined to introduce a ten p.c inner reservation in MBBS courses for students of presidency colleges in the Union Territory, who’ve cleared the NEET this yr, Chief Minister V Narayanasamy stated on Tuesday.

After a cupboard assembly, he advised reporters that his authorities has determined to introduce the quota by an order and the file referring to this had since been despatched to Lt Governor Kiran Bedi for approval.

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He stated if the Lt Governor didn’t give her nod they have been able to battle for the quota for authorities school students.

During 2018-19 solely 94 students from authorities colleges had cleared the NEET check, whereas 1,346 from personal colleges had come out triumphant in the NEET examination, he famous.

Only 16 students from the federal government colleges might get into the medical schools right here throughout 2018-19 whereas 243 candidates from personal colleges might be part of medical courses.

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He stated the territorial authorities had due to this fact determined to deliver in 10 p.c inner reservation for authorities school students who cleared the NEET check to go in for medical training.

“We have decided to introduce this quota through a Government Order instead of an Act. The file relating to this has been sent for approval to Lt Governor,” he stated.

The Tamil Nadu Assembly had on September 15 unanimously handed a invoice to supply 7.5 per cent horizontal quota in medical admissions for state authorities school students who clear the NEET examination. The Tamil Nadu governor is but to provide his assent to it.

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