Former minister SA Barnacles on Monday said that a district-level seminar on National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) will be held on May 7 at Sarada Vitas centenary auditorium.
Addressing a press conference he said that with the Supreme Court’s nod to conduct NEET exams a long pending demand, it would benefit the rural students by giving them access to admission in national-level institutions and also to secure seats available under the all-India quota.
By appearing for NEET. the students in Karnataka would be awarded national-level ranking by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Besides, the state government has been given the permission to list out their own rankings so that it will not allow educational institution to misrepresent the quota, he added.
Giving an example he said that earlier minority education institutions would only give 20 seats to the community students and sell other seats for money by stating that they did not have any admission from the community. From now on, they cannot make such attempt as the ranking of students will be listed in the state government list too.
Informing that many of the students in Karnataka are rural-based and are studying in Kannada medium, he said that he would write to the chief minister, urging him to provide a four-week special coaching camp for NEET students and instill confidence among them. In the meantime, a special coaching class for students from rural. SC, ST. OBC and minority communities at the Karnataka State Open University.