Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is to answer four questions posed before it, on NEET for Tamil Nadu students.
These questions aim at ensuring to make things smoother for Tamil Nadu students appearing for NEET 2019. They have been framed by Madurai Bench of Madras High Court.
To begin with, the bench asks, whether there has been any exercise to ascertain such technical and scientific words in English language which cannot be translated in Tamil (pertaining to NEET exam).
Then, if such an action has been taken, is any dictionary being compiled to translate those terms. If this translation exercise is being done, then are teachers made familiar of the same, so that they can impart the knowledge to students.
Lastly, the bench asks whether CBSE is taking steps to make Tamil students familiar with names of human and plant parts in English and Tamil.
The next hearing is on Friday. The board ought to submit response via affidavit by then.
Bench of Justices that have put forth these questions comprises of Justices C T Selvam and A M Basheer Ahamed. Judges have dissented declined to put a stay on NEET 2018 counselling.
State vs NEET
Of all the NEET controversies, the one that stands out most is Tamil Nadu vs NEET. A state that was for years cushioned from entrance exams, was thrown into a tizzy with National Eligibility cum Entrance Test becoming compulsory. With neither the state nor the students being at fault, the sudden change in system caused a lot of stir.
Even now, the basic problem being faced by Tamil Nadu students happens to be the language barrier – while they learn something in their native language, there happens to be major discrepancies in what is asked. This gap, is sought to be closed with steps from the board and state.
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