The move will benefit more than 300 poor students annually and will be implemented from this year.
Chief Minister K Palaniswami said that while approving this bill, the AIADMK government retired retired High Court Judge P.P. It took a policy decision to implement this horizontal reservation based on the recommendation of a commission headed by Kalyan Royson.
Palaniswamy said, “The cabinet gave its approval in the meetings held on 15 June and 14 July respectively and the bill was brought,” the move will help many rural and poor students realize their dreams of becoming doctors.
The reservation will be available for graduate programs in medicine, dentistry, Indian medicine and homeopathy, but it will not apply to seats reserved for the All India Quota.
Students studying in government schools will also be entitled to compete for government seats, which have been set aside on a preferential basis, as well as those studying in private schools, as provided for in the law.
Students who have studied in government schools from class VI to higher secondary, including local bodies, and have passed NEET, will benefit from the law.
In its report, the Commission has found that students in government schools were placed in an inconvenient position compared to their counterparts in private schools due to various reasons.
These include “cognitive differences created by socio-economic factors such as race, wealth, parental occupation, parental education, and gender, and these psychological and socio-economic barriers cannot be bridged by a few months of intensive coaching for the NEET.” Can, even if provided for free., “It said.
The bill was unanimously passed by voice vote, Speaker P.W. Dhanapal said.
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