There is a general feeling that every one in Tamil Nadu is against NEET. Or, at least thats the feeling you get when you switch on the television or you open a newspaper. Is it the true feeling on ground?
We noted in our previous article, Total number of medical seats in India , that Tamil Nadu has the third highest number of medical seats in India. Number of Government Medical Colleges in Tamil Nadu We also noted that Tamil Nadu has 23 government medical colleges, the most in India. Though Medical Council of India (MCI) shows 23 government medical colleges in its list, Tamil Nadu shows only 21 government medical colleges. Why is there a discrepancy between MCI and Tamil Nadu state records? Two medical colleges, IRT Perundurai Medical College and ESIC Medical College, Chennai are considered as government medical colleges by MCI. However, Tamil Nadu state government does not treat them as government medical colleges. So, these two colleges do not contribute to the 15% All India Quota. Number of Medical Seats in Tamil Nadu The following is the list of 21 government medical colleges in Tamil Nadu. Overall, they have 2750 MBBS seats. Out of these, 2318 seats come under the 85% state