TN CM creates fund for govt school medical students fees Stalin too says DMK to bear expenses News Today
| Saturday | 21st November, 2020
Chennai: Tamilnadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today announced that tuition and hostel fees would be paid by the government for government school students who were allotted seats in medical and dental colleges under the 7.5 per cent horizontal quota.
In a statement here he announced immediate creation of a revolving fund to financially help NEET-qualified State government school students who were allotted seats in private medical colleges and dental colleges under the 7.5 per cent quota.
Earlier in the day Opposition DMK President M K Stalin announced that the DMK would fully bear the educational expenses of these students.
Stating that the government school students do not have to wait for scholarship funds Palaniswami said he has set up a revolving fund in the Tamilnadu Medical Services Corporation to ensure that tuition and hostel fees could be paid to the college administration from the fund.
He said it was well known that it was the State government which has helped poor students realise their dreams of becoming doctors by announcing on 18 November that their tuition and hostel fees would be paid by the State government.