Over 400 students of government schools in Tamil Nadu are to receive medical college seats under the 7.5% reservation, Minister of School Education K A Sengottiyan said on Wednesday.
He told reporters at Gobichettipalayam that 313 students would get medical seats and 92 at dental colleges, including 55 from Erode district alone.
On the conducting of public examinations for 10th, 11th and 12th standard students, he said the state government would announce the date for public exams by December-end.
Tamil Nadu is the only state in the country to execute 7.5% reservation, the Minister said.
With the consent provided by the Governor Banwarilal Purohit after what the opposition parties called much delay, the state government issued a GO to execute the quota regime from the current 2020-21 academic year itself.
Earlier, Sengottaiyan inaugurated the drinking water provide scheme to the residents of Pariyur Nanjagoundenpalayam residents. District Collector C Kathiravan used to be also present on the occasion.