Every year, almost 14 lakh medical students take the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET). As one of the most sought-after challenging exams, people enroll with great aspirations to accomplish their dreams. Even though a candidate who have completed 17 years of age either at the time of admission or by December 31, 2021, are only eligible to write the (NEET); After a series of court battles, Shree Harini, a 16-year-old girl, was granted permission to take the NEET exam.
Harini had a mental age estimated to be that of a four-year-and-six-month-old child and an outstanding IQ of 169 at the period of two years and eight months. Due to her exceptional performance, the school allowed her to pass Class XII at 16 years of age in March.
“This court is of the view that her candidature can be considered, and she can be permitted to sit for NEET. She is asking for a chance to appear for the entrance examination and not for a seat in a medical course straight away,” the judge stated when NTA rejected her request. After a series of legal hearings, she was ultimately allowed to take the exam.
Although Balamurali Ambati is the world’s youngest doctor and a Guinness World Record holder, Harini’s attempt to compete in NEET 2021 will greatly encourage many young people to take a step ahead in this ever-changing world.
Source: The Hindu