A plea against the DMK’s signature campaign in Tamil Nadu to do away with the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to medical colleges nationwide was turned down by the Apex Court on Tuesday.
A petition asking the state to forbid such activities in its schools was being heard by the Supreme Court.
A bench consisting of Justices Surya Kant and K V Viswanathan noted that competitive exams, which are administered throughout India, must be held.
“Fortunately, now we have a very informed generation,” Justice Kant said in response to the petitioner’s admission before the bench that children are distressed even though they must eventually face the examination. Our kids aren’t that young anymore, and they know everything.”
Justice Surya Kant stated, “They are far ahead of our generation They understand everything, what is the motive, what is the agenda, how it happens” .
The bench, however, decided not to consider the petition.
In an effort to abolish the NEET, the ruling DMK in Tamil Nadu started a petition drive in October 2023 with the goal of collecting 50 lakh signatures in 50 days.