Tamil Nadu has passed a legislation exempting students from the state from taking the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to medical and dental colleges across the country.

The assembly took up the Tamil Nadu Admission to MBBS and BDS Courses Bill 2017, on Wednesday, seeking to do away with any entrance test for medical and dental college admissions.

The bill, tabled on Tuesday by state health minister, seeks to admit students to undergraduate medical courses based on their marks in Class 12 board examinations.

Similarly, in another bill, the state government sought to admit students to post-graduate courses in medical and dental colleges on the basis of marks in the qualifying examinations rather than any entrance examination.

The two bills were passed in the assembly and were supported by all political parties.

Source: Hindustan Times