In a massive relief for CBSE students, the Madras High Court on 31 July upheld its single judge ruling that cancelled the government's order which allowed 85 percent reservation for state board students in National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET).
The High Court has directed the Tamil Nadu Government to conduct medical admissions without any further delay.
The Court has also observed that the unskilled teachers in State Board schools are the reason for less pass percentage.
However, the state government is likely to move to the Supreme Court against the Madras High Court order.
There were separate petitions filed at the Madras and Gujarat High Courts where medical aspirants demanded cancellation of the NEET 2017 as the Gujarati and Tamil medium paper were allegedly tougher than the English and Hindi medium. The Madras High Court on 24 May had stayed any proceedings on NEET result.
Keeping the urgency of the result in mind and the starting of counselling sessions for successful candidates in mind, the apex court has stayed the Madras High Court order.
Nearly 12 lakh candidates across India had appeared for the NEET in 10 languages including English, Hindi and others. The NEET was made mandatory for admission in the MBBS and the BDS courses across India last year.