Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Saturday ordered the creation of a revolving fund to pay tuition fees for students in government schools who cleared NEET and won seats in private medical and dental colleges under the 7.5% government reserve.
The Tamil Nadu Medical Services Corporation, which was tasked with establishing this fund, was asked to pay the tuition and board fees directly to the respective colleges.
“This measure is intended to give effect to my announcement of November 18 to provide a post-matriculation scholarship and other financial assistance to all public school students who have been assigned seats (in undergraduate courses) under the quota.” 7.5%, Palaniswami said in a statement here on Saturday.
Accusing opposition leader DMK MK Stain of playing a farce by offering to pay the fees, the chief minister said students did not need to wait for scholarships.
“Knowing that these students would receive financial assistance from the government, DMK offered to help.
It’s nothing but a political drama, ”Palaniswami accused.
Earlier in the day, the head of the DMK announced that his party would cover the tuition fees of public school students who were admitted to private medical schools under the horizontal reserve of 7.5%.
Palaniswami said he announced post-matrix scholarships and other financial aid, as poor students in public schools and those in the Corporation, Municipality, Adi Dravidar, Tribal Welfare, Schools denotified Kallar tribes and Forestry Department schools were unable to fund their higher education. studies.