Puducherry Announces Full Tuition Fee Waiver for Government School Students Pursuing Medical Courses
In a significant move aimed at supporting education and aspiring medical students, Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangasamy has announced that the territorial administration will cover the entire tuition fees for students from government schools enrolling in undergraduate medical courses during the current academic year. This initiative underscores the government's commitment to providing opportunities for students who have completed their school education in government-run institutions and have successfully cleared the NEET examination.
Key Highlights of the Announcement:
Eligibility Criteria: To benefit from this scheme, students must fulfill two essential criteria: they must have completed their school education in government-run institutions and successfully passed the NEET examination.
10 Percent Quota: Students from government schools will be admitted under a 10 percent quota of horizontal reservation in undergraduate medical courses within the Union Territory.
Tuition Fee Coverage: Chief Minister Rangasamy has assured that his government will request colleges not to require students to pay tuition fees, as the administration will bear this financial burden.
CENTAC Selection: Students seeking admission to professional courses within the Union Territory are selected through the Centralised Admission Committee (CENTAC), which facilitates a fair and transparent admission process.
Centre's Approval: Earlier this month, the Centre approved the proposal put forth by the Puducherry government to implement this 10 percent reservation for students from government schools in the field of medical education.
Support from AIADMK Convenor:
Puducherry AIADMK convenor A Anbalagan expressed his party's appreciation for the government's decision to introduce the 10 percent reservation for students from government schools in medical education. He highlighted the positive impact this move would have on aspiring students and thanked Chief Minister Rangasamy for making this quota a reality.
Puducherry's decision to cover the full tuition fees for government school students pursuing medical courses represents a significant stride towards accessible and affordable education in the Union Territory. This initiative not only empowers deserving students but also underscores the government's commitment to fostering a more inclusive and equitable educational landscape.