“Students allotted seats under the NEET quota should not be denied admission for payment of fee at any cost. Post-matric and other financial aid will be appropriately taken care of,” director of medical education Dr R Narayanababu said in a letter to deans of medical colleges.
“Any student denied admission should be called back and given admission as per the notification,” he said. The direction came as a huge relief for many students and parents, especially those allotted government quota seats in private medical colleges who were running from pillar to post to arrange for money for the fees. Most of the parents of these students are daily wage earners.
By the time the directions came in the afternoon, M Thangavel one of three students from Trichy, who were allotted seats in private colleges, had paid the fee. Thangavel had approached the private medical college in Perambalur on Friday to confirm his seat when he was asked to pay the fee by evening.