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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Slams Union Government Over NEET Cut-off Decision

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin strongly criticized the Union government for lowering the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) cut-off to zero, describing the move as “meaningless” and detrimental to the merit-based admission process. He stated that it reduces NEET to a mere formality devoid of real eligibility criteria.

Stalin’s son, Udhayanidhi Stalin, a Tamil Nadu minister, also criticized the decision, asserting that it proved NEET’s focus on coaching centers and private medical colleges’ prosperity. The Tamil Nadu government has been vocal in opposing NEET, citing concerns about the mental health and suicides of students facing the entrance test, and has passed bills against it in the state Legislative Assembly. These bills are awaiting the President’s assent.