No Medical Admission In Tamil Nadu Till 22 August Said The Supreme Court: NEET 2017

Published on : 18th August 2017    Author : Tanvi Mittal

In a recent development for NEET 2017 in TN, the Supreme Court has barred medical admissions in the state till 22 August.

17 August, 2017 (Thursday): The Supreme Court has put the counselling for MBBS and BDS admission in Tamil Nadu on hold till 22 August. A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra gave the order after hearing a plea of six NEET qualified students who asked for direction to the state government for conducting medical counselling solely on the basis of NEET 2017 merit list.

No NEET Admission in Tamil Nadu

"Status quo existing as on today, as regards the admission to the medical courses in the State of Tamil Nadu, shall be maintained till then," the bench said.

The apex court has also asked the Medical Council of India (MCI) and the state government to find a ‘balanced’ solution for dealing with the interest of both state board students and NEET qualified students.

"The state shall file the result sheet of the NEET examination pertaining to the students who belong to the state of Tamil Nadu. That apart, the state shall also file the State Board merit list," the bench said.

In its defense, the Tamil Nadu government argued that the Court can’t stop the state from bringing an ordinance for the benefit of students. The ordinance seeking exemption of the state from NEET 2017 Exam for a year was cleared by the Union Law ministry on Wednesday.

The Supreme Court will take up the case on 22 August (Tuesday).

About the Author: Tanvi Mittal

Former content manager at one of the country’s leading dailies, Tanvi Mittal specialises in academic writing. With two decades of experience and expertise in writing, she is the spearhead of Exams Planner’s content team. Commitment to brilliance and dedication to writing, strategizing and doing extensive research are her biggest passions. With only objective to provide high quality and researched based content, Tanvi constantly thrives to make a difference with her knowledge.

When not working for the betterment of students, she loves to cook and dance. Also, a great orator, Tanvi has participated in several international conferences. She has got her writings published in many journals and penned numerous short stories for kids.