Puducherry proposes 10% quota for medical courses

Puducherry proposes 10% quota for medical courses

PUDUCHERRY [Maha Media]:  Puducherry has decided to introduce a 10 per cent internal reservation in MBBS courses for students of government schools in the Union Territory, who have cleared the NEET this year, Chief Minister V Narayanasamy said on Tuesday. After a cabinet meeting, he told reporters that his government has decided to introduce the quota through an order and the file relating to this had since been sent to Lt Governor Kiran Bedi for approval.

He said if the Lt Governor did not give her nod they were ready to fight for the quota for government school students.

During 2018-19 only 94 students from government schools had cleared the NEET test, while 1,346 from private schools had come out triumphant in the NEET examination, he noted. Only 16 students from the government schools could get into the medical colleges here during 2018-19 while 243 candidates from private schools could join medical courses.

He said the territorial government had therefore decided to bring in 10 per cent internal reservation for government school students who cleared the NEET test to go in for medical education.

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