NEET Vs Tamil Nadu state board- what must be the real debate?Friends
For the past few months none of us would have missed the issue of neet and medical admissions in Tamil Nadu. There were several issues discussed like rural vs urban students, why sudden imposition of neet? Can we get exemption to TN, Is CBSE better than TNSB? etc.. No doubt these are important issues. But I think we are missing a larger debate. Some questions which were not raised like.
1. What is actually required for a student to pursue medicine?
2. What type of skills are required for a student?
And there is an assumption that neet toppers are better than tnsb toppers as 12th marks can be obtained by wrote memory. But the case is even neet just makes a student expert in facts and solving problems and not in concepts. I had mates from both entrance and tnsb students. Entrance based students face problem in writing a descriptive answer. All they can do is get answer from a given set of data or some facts. So the real debate is which skill set is better. Wrote memory or aptitude?
The above issues were not discussed in media. What are your views friends? Are we asking the right questions?