Tamil Nadu has had a history of strong objection to medical admissions on the basis of NEET marks, but this year, it seems to have overcome that by bettering its last performance. The pass percentage this year is 48.57 percent as against 39.56 percent in 2018.
However, the suicides of two students have rattled the state.
Rithu Shree from Viliyankadu in Tirupur district and Vaishya from Pattukottai district had scored above 90 percent marks in the 12 standard board examinations. But both of them couldn’t clear the entrance test. Feeling dejected, they decided to end their lives.
The National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) once again continues to be a highly emotive issue in Tamil Nadu. There are three major issues of contention surrounding NEET: