Tamil Nadu Government’s handling of the situation so far has been a failure.
It new MBBS admissions in 2017 will be based on NEET and it failed in it’s role to prepare the students for the challenging NEET 2017 entrance test conducted by CBSE.
It failed to convince the Madras High Court it’s decision to reserve 85% state quota seats for Tamil Nadu State Board students.
Students from the state aspiring to become a Doctor have been let down.
The Government should have focused on updating State Board curriculum to match with CBSE curriculum.
It will not be easy to get President’s nod on the bill passed by the Tamil Nadu Government to exempt TN from NEET. If the President signs the bill, other States will not hesitate to take this route.
Though the Government’s objective is indisputable as students from rural and weaker sections will suffer, the Government should think of upgrading the quality of infrastructure and curriculum to meet global standards.
Available Options for Tamil Nadu Science Students
Opt for other courses in Health Sciences like Nursing, Pharmacy, Medical Lab Technician course etc.
Drop one year and prepare for MBBS Entrance Exam for next year.
Take MBBS Admission Abroad.
Many students from the state Study MBBS Abroad admission in foreign Medical Universities as without any entrance exam.
There are many MCI approved many Colleges and students can opt for MBBS Admission Abroad in these countries like Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine, Russia, China etc.
Many Medical Universities in China also offer scholarships for MBBS in China.
MBBS in Philippines is also an option which students can explore. Philippines follows American Curriculum and offers USMLE Coaching. While pursuing MBBS in Philippines students can clear USMLE and complete their MBBS in USA.