The Tamil Nadu state government has formed an expert committee to evaluate students’ opinions regarding the NEET 2021. Additionally, the panel is assessing how the decision to conduct the exam on 1 August 2021 has affected them during the COVID-19 outbreak. This committee is led by Justice A.K. Rajan and eight other members. To gather public opinion, the committee has started a public poll to assess whether the scheduling of NEET-UG in hardship has affected the students adversely.
The expert committee has circulated the public poll over various social media platforms and advertised it in major newspapers, inviting students’ opinions at large. Students can pen their opinions and submit them to the committee through post or via email ([email protected]) in not more than five pages.
Sources have repeatedly reported that the state government wants the centre to exempt it from conducting NEET 2021. In the meantime, Tamil Nadu CM M.K. Stalin has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, expressing the concerns over conducting the exam in such a situation. The two are likely to meet soon, and Stalin would strongly press for the abolition of the NEET in his course of discussion.
NEET is a national level entrance exam for aspirants who seek to pursue a career in various undergraduate and postgraduate medical and dental courses. NEET-UG 2021 exam is scheduled to be held on 1 August 2021 amidst the ongoing COVID-19 situation. However, there are speculations that the exam will be further postponed.