The two girls who studied at the Government Higher Secondary School in Velliangadu, near Karamadai, in the district of Coimbatore, cleared the National Eligibility-Cum-Entrance Test (NEET) in their first attempt without any assistance of teacher or special coaching, both of them aspire to become cardiologists.
S. Ramya and P. Bistis Prisca scored 145 and 167 marks respectively. The qualifying marks for the SC/ST candidates ranged from 113 to 146, both scoring more than the cut off cleared the exam.
Ramya, daughter of a daily wage laborer said that she prepared only through class XI and class XII textbooks. She did not even attend the online crash course arranged by the Department of School Education in June. Also due to lockdown in the wake of covid19, they could not visit the houses of thier teachers to clarify their doubts.
Undoubtedly passing NEET examination itself is an achievement,” said Bistis, daughter of a tailor. Talking about the preparations she said that she attended the online crash course for three days for each subject — Biology, Physics, and Chemistry.
M. Vasanthamani, the teacher of Biology at the school, said four students from the school wrote the NEET exam after completing Class XII this year and they were given sample question paper to solve, issued by the government.
Remarkably, it is the first time that students from the school have cleared NEET. The Headmaster of the school A. Bellie said that the school would give financial help to students if their medical seats would be confirmed.