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Clear stand on reservation policy, Tea body tells Dispur

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  15 May 2016 12:00 AM GMT


GUWAHATI, May 14: In view of the Supreme Court’s April 28 judgment on holding tiol Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET), the All Tea Tribes Adivasi Co-ordition Committee (ATTACC), an umbrella organization of the tea tribes’ bodies, has demanded both the Central as well as the State Government to make its stand clear on the reservation policy for students belonging to tea tribes’ community for studying MBBS and BDS.

Addressing a press meet at Dispur Press Club here today ATTACC convener David Horo said a total of ten seats in MBBS and BDS were kept reserved for the tea tribes students by the State Government until the apex court made NEET compulsory for medical admissions but now the government has not categorically revealed anything about these ten reserved seats.

“We therefore have demanded the Centre and the State government as well to make their stand clear immediately whether the reservation of these ten seats will continue or it would be scrapped with the Supreme Court making NEET compulsory for admission in MBBS and BDS course,” Horo said.

He said that it has been clear that the Assamese-medium students under SEBA will face immense problems if NEET made compulsory, which is conducted by CBSE.

The courses of the state board and the CBSE are different. NEET is held as per CBSE courses.

He also demanded the government to arrange a free-of-cost one-year Quality Magement Coaching Course for tea tribe students, who want to pursue medical courses.

“We are also mulling to demand separate community college and university for students of the garden community. We will very soon hold a convention in Guwahati to discuss this,” Horo said.

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