Tamil Nadu plans legislation to skip NEET
In 2016, the Supreme Court made mandatory - a common entrance examination for all medical admissions - undergraduate and postgraduate - across the country. Only central government institutions such as the All India Institute of Medical Sciences and PGI Chandigarh were exempted from the common entrance.

Some states such as Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra vehemently opposed the judgment and managed to get exemptions for state-run institutions and affiliated colleges for 2016. "We don't believe NEET is the right way for us. Many of our students will be left out. We have readied a Bill and we will be moving it during this session," said a source.

The proposed legislation in effect means Tamil Nadu intends to make necessary statutory amendments for staying outside the ambit of NEET this year....