Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangasamy, during a press conference, made a significant announcement that will benefit students aspiring to pursue undergraduate medical courses in the Union Territory. According to the Chief Minister, the territorial administration has taken the commendable step of bearing the full tuition fees for students who have completed their school education in government-run schools and have successfully cleared the NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) examination. This move is set to alleviate the financial burden on deserving students and make quality medical education more accessible.
Empowering Government School Students
Under this initiative, students from government schools will be granted admission to undergraduate medical courses in Puducherry under a 10 percent quota of horizontal reservation. This reservation ensures that students from government schools have a fair opportunity to pursue their dreams of becoming medical professionals. The Chief Minister’s announcement underscores the government’s commitment to providing equal educational opportunities for all, irrespective of their economic backgrounds.
No Tuition Fees for Aspiring Doctors
Chief Minister N Rangasamy also emphasized that the government is taking proactive measures to ensure that colleges do not burden students with tuition fees. Instead, the administration will bear the entire cost, allowing students to focus on their studies without worrying about financial constraints. This step is a significant relief for families who may have hesitated to send their children into the medical field due to the high costs associated with professional education.
Centralized Admission Committee (CENTAC) Selection
Students aspiring to join professional courses in the Union Territory, including medical programs, are selected through the Centralized Admission Committee (CENTAC). This centralized approach ensures a fair and transparent admission process based on merit. With the introduction of the 10 percent quota for government school students, aspiring doctors from underprivileged backgrounds will have a better chance to secure seats in these coveted courses.
Support from AIADMK Convenor
Puducherry AIADMK convenor A Anbalagan expressed his party’s support for the government’s decision to introduce a 10 percent reservation for government school students in medical education. He highlighted the importance of such initiatives in promoting inclusivity and equal opportunities in the field of medical studies. Anbalagan thanked Chief Minister Rangasamy for taking this step, which will undoubtedly benefit numerous aspiring medical students.
In conclusion, the Puducherry government’s decision to cover the tuition fees for students from government schools pursuing undergraduate medical courses is a laudable move that promotes accessibility and inclusivity in the field of medical education. It not only empowers deserving students but also aligns with the government’s commitment to providing quality education for all. With the support of the AIADMK convenor and the approval of the Central Government, this initiative holds promise for a brighter future for aspiring doctors in Puducherry.
(This story has not been edited by EducationCenter staff and is published from a syndicated news agency feed – PTI)