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Tamil Nadu enrolment percentage in higher education up to 44.3%: CM

Tamil Nadu’s state enrolment percentage in higher education has increased to 44.3% while at the national level it is 24.5%, state chief minister Palaniswami has said

education Updated: Aug 17, 2017 13:07 IST
Press Trust of India
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Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami. (PTI)

Cuddalore (TN) Tamil Nadu chief minister EdappadiK Palaniswami said on Wednesday that the state’s enrolment percentage in higher education had increased to 44.3% from 21% in the last six years.

Addressing the birth centenary celebrations of former chief minister and AIADMK founder M G Ramachandran, Palaniswami said,”while at the national level it is only at 24.5%, in Tamil Nadu it is at 44.3%.”

He said Tamil Nadu was the only state to allocate more funds for the education sector.

Speaking to reporters later, he was confident that “good things” would happen on the issue of getting exemption for the state from the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). The test enables successful candidates to join a medical or dental college.

Meanwhile, The law ministry on Wednesday night cleared an ordinance of the Tamil Nadu government which seeks to exempt medical students from appearing in NEET for entrance to MBBS and dental courses, a PTI report has said.

First Published: Aug 17, 2017 13:07 IST