The statement issued by actor Surya at the time when students continued to commit suicide due to fear of NEET exam caused huge controversy. Actor Surya openly called the NEET as “Manu Neethi”
In this article we have attached in detail the collection of evidence provided in the video released on behalf of Youturn.
Right to Information Act:
There is a question on the status of students who studied in the Tamil medium after the NEET examination. The answer to that question can be found in the information obtained under the Right to Information Act in 2019.
In the 2015-16 academic year, there were 456 Tamil medium students in the Tamil Nadu Government Medical College and 54 in the private medical college. In the 2016-17 academic year, there were 438 students Tamil medium students in the Tamil Nadu Government Medical College and 99 in the private medical college. The number of students studying in Tamil medium has turned upside down since the NEET exam.
In the 2017-18 academic year, the number of Tamil medium students in the Tamil Nadu Government Medical College is 40 and only 12 are in the private medical college. In the next academic year 2018-19, 88 Tamil medium students in government medical colleges and 18 in private medical colleges.
NEET Coaching Center:
Of the 23 students who passed the 2019 NEET exam in Tamil Nadu, only 1.6% of them did not attend the private NEET training centres. The Government of Tamil Nadu has provided data that 98.4% of the students approach the private training centres to pass the NEET examination.
Of these, 2,041 students passed the exam forin their second and third attempt. Only 1,040 students have written and passed the exam in firstin their first attempt. Private training centres that provide training for the NEET exam are also said to charge up to Rs 5 lakh (fees may decreasemay be less or increase high depending on the training centres).
Tamil Nadu Doctors:
For those who say that NEET selection can produce qualified doctors, let’s look at what the achievements of Tamil Nadu doctors have done before NEET comes in. According to the World Health Organization, there should be at least one doctor for every 1,000 people. But there is one doctor for every 253 people in Tamil Nadu. Tamil Nadu has the highest number of doctors to people ratio in India. There is one doctor per 8,180 people in Jharkhand, 6,037 people per doctor in Haryana and 3,767 people per doctor in Uttar Pradesh.
Not only the number of doctors in Tamil Nadu but also their services have to be looked at. The rate at which the mother dies in childbirth is called the MMR rate. Tamil Nadu is the pioneer state with less MMR.
According to 2016-2018 data, India has a rate of 113 deaths per 100,000 women during childbirth. In Tamil Nadu, it has come down to only 60 per 100,000 people. Neighbouring states like Kerala (43), Andhra Pradesh (65) and Telangana (63) are in close proximity. The number of MMRs is high in many states like Assam, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh.
Similarly, Tamil Nadu has a low infant mortality rate (IMR). According to 2016 data released by Niti Aayog, 30 out of every 1000 children die during childbirth in Gujarat, which has approximately the same population as Tamil Nadu. Data show that 17 out of 1000 children die during childbirth in Tamil Nadu.
Is NEET “Manu Neethi”
Numerous data have been provided to prove that NEET is in favour of the affluent and against those who are poor and educated in the Tamil medium.
We have already quoted RTI information on the class-wise number of students who wrote Class 10 examination in Tamil Nadu in 2017. In this way, it is possible to calculate which class has the highest number of students in private schools in Tamil Nadu.
After exams like NEET, only those who are affluent with the reservation system are making progress. And there are opportunities to stop the reservation by creating the impression that the system is not favourable to the poor.