NEET 2020 results: Up to 190 students in the SC and ST categories who studied at various social and tribal boarding schools in Telangana fought to escape poverty and social backwardness to pass the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) for undergraduate courses, the results of which were reported Friday by the National Testing Agency (NTA).
According to official figures, no less than 162 SC students belonging to institutions run by the Telangana Social Welfare Residential Educational Society (TSWREI) were classified in the NEET. Of these, 102 are likely to be admitted to medical schools and the remaining 60 are expected to enter dental schools, according to the deadline of the previous year.
Likewise, 48 ST students from colleges managed by the Telangana Tribal Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society (TTWREIS) also graduated in the NEET. Among them, 30 students are expected to obtain places in MBBS courses and others in the Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS).
Senior IPS officer Dr RS Praveen Kumar, who heads these welfare and tribal welfare institutions, said that being from the poorest strata of society, this was a great achievement for these students. “Their parents come from socially and economically disadvantaged sections, and earn their living as beedi workers, small farmers, agricultural workers, roadside tea vendors, vegetable vendors, car drivers, maids, etc. keepers and peons, etc. ”, he stressed.
He praised the toppers and said all credit goes to the teachers for their hard work and extra effort to meet the aspirations of disadvantaged students.
For example, Dejavath Girija, a tribal girl from a remote hamlet in the district of Wanaparthy, achieved the All India rank of 85 in the ST category and is likely to be admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.
“I have no words to describe my happiness. It has been my dream to be a doctor since my school years and it has come true today. My parents live in a tribal hamlet and struggle day in and day out for a living as laborers. I received intensive long-term coaching for NEET as part of the Operation Emerald program. I want to become a cardiac surgeon and make a difference in the lives of the poor, ”Girija said.
G Abhilash, who finished 168th All India in the SC category, said his parents were the happiest people to see me as a doctor. “I received free mentoring as part of Operation Blue Crystal’s long-term NEET coaching program and I am grateful to Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao for the same,” he said.
Abhilash was infected with Covid-19, days before the NEET. But that did not cool his spirits. “I continued my studies during the self-quarantine days and got success,” he said.
Dr Kumar said that as part of the government’s KG-PG mission, social and tribal welfare students have maintained a winning streak with a leap forward moving from indescribable tribal villages / hamlets to top schools in medicine of the country, a sign of socio-economic progress in the country. Telangana state.
He thanked Minister of State for Welfare Koppula Eshwar and Minister for Tribal Welfare Satyavati Rathod for their constant support to the students and helping them succeed in NEET.
The Minister of State for Information Technology, KT Rama Rao, congratulated the students of social and tribal welfare institutions for their outstanding performance in NEET.