Tamil Nadu student clears NEET twice, appeals govt for financial help

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Madurai: Despite financial odds, a student from Madurai’s Panamooppanpatty village, who has cleared the NEET examination twice, has appealed to the government for financial help.

The student has said that unless the government helps her financially, she will have to resort to farming.

“Government is only paying my tuition fees and I have no money for other expenses like accommodation. In such a case, I had to resume farming,” Thangapachi said. 

Thangapachi has cleared the NEET examination consecutively in the academic year of 2021 and 2022. Her father despite working as a farmer ensured that all his four children receive an education. Among them, Thangapachi is the eldest, who has passed her higher secondary school in 2020 from the Vikramangalam Kallar High School and cleared the NEET entrance examination in 2021 and 2022.

Last year she couldn’t enroll in a private medical college as the expenses of studying medicine were high and her family could not bear the cost of her tuition fees, accommodation and food.

Thangapachi got a chance to study medicine at the Mookambika Medical College in the Kanyakumari but despite that, she is doing farming as her family can’t bear her education cost.

first published:Jan. 31, 2022, 7:38 p.m.

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