Madras HC Wants Govt To Scrap NEET As It’s Unfair For Poor Students; Only 2% Students Cleared Without Private Coaching!
According to reports, only 2.1% of the students admitted into government and self-financing medical colleges in 2019, passed the NEET exam without enrolling in private coaching centers.
How Did This Happen?
The theory is deducted as per the data submitted by the Tamil Nadu government to the Madras High Court on Monday.
This was observed by a Bench of the High Court Justices N Kirubakaran and P Velmurugan who studied the numbers that NEET had.
According to them, Neet had disadvantaged poor students and treated ‘unequals as equals’.
As per the data submitted in the court, 3033 students secured MBBS seats by enrolling in private coaching in government colleges on the other hand only 48 students secured these seats without any private coaching help.
Which is about 1.55% of the students in government medical colleges, cleared the exams without any help from coaching institutes.
Out of that 1040 of these students cleared NEET in their first attempt while the other 2042 took two or more attempts to clear this exam.
In the case of self-financing colleges, the percentage of students got admitted for medical seats without coaching is as low as 3.15%.
Out of that 1598 students had received private coaching while only 52 students got selected without the same.
The total number of students who cleared the exam at their first attempt are around 588, while around 1062 students had to attempt NEET twice or more.
How Doors Are Closed For Poor Student?
Seeing the shocking figures, the Court questioned the present central government that why they didn’t scrap the NEET yet.
They also observed that the private coaching institutes charged anywhere between Rs 2.5 lakh and Rs 5 lakh for coaching, which means that the doors of medical colleges were closed to poor students.
The court said “It is shocking to note that only negligible candidates have got admission without undergoing coaching. That means medical education is not available to the poor people and it is available only to those who underwent coaching classes by spending lakhs and lakhs of rupees,”.
They directed “Moreover, this will also put the rural students in a disadvantageous position, as they lack facilities of undergoing coaching. It should also be taken note of by the Central Government, which brought the Rules and Regulations or amendment for conducting NEET Examination,”.
How Unequal Are Treated Equally?
The judges noted that school students were burdened by board exams also with the addition of NEET While making observations on the number of attempts students took to crack the exams.
the court said “The first-timers has to prepare for the +2 examination as well as for the NEET examination simultaneously, whereas the students who had already completed their +2 examination could fairly devote their time for preparing exclusively for the NEET examination. The unequal have been treated equally in the NEET examination and the results would speak for themselves. This fact should also be taken note of by the Central Government,”.
How Did This Matter Come Into The Picture?
All this matter revealed in September after the Dean of Government Medical College in Theni received two emails stating that one Udit Surya, who was in his first year of the course, had failed to clear NEET twice before succeeding in the third attempt when he appeared for it in Mumbai.
Moreover, another mail was sent two days later claiming the student pursuing the course was not the same person who had appeared for the test.
The case was registered by Theni police, where an internal inquiry conducted by the college authorities found a mismatch in the photographs of the NEET identity card and the student’s general identity card.