CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu has more than doubled the number of exam centres to prevent medical aspirants from travelling to other states to write the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). From 210 in 2018, it had been increased to 520, said K A Sengottaiyan, state school education minister. "Required infrastructure has been made available at all these centres as per Centre's guidelines. Last year, 1.17 lakh candidates took up NEET. There will be no issue even if more than 1.50 lakh take it up this year," he added. Last year, enough centres were not set up in the state forcing students to travel to far away places like Jaipur in Rajasthan to write the test. Speaking to reporters here on Friday, Sengottaiyan said a sum of Rs 248 crore had been released towards reimbursements for 25% admissions made in private matriculation schools under the Right for Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009. Samagara Shiksha Abhiyan, nodal agency for implementing RTE effectively, started … [Read more...] about Tamil Nadu increases number of NEET centres
Jabaraj Selvaraj is Tamil. Unusually for a resident of the predominantly Hindu state of Tamil Nadu, he is also a Christian and deeply critical of caste. The 38-year-old social worker is an unassuming man – sufficiently comfortable in his own skin to allow others – in this case his wife, Semmalar, an academic and a Dalit (previously known as “Untouchable”, though this term is now considered inappropriate) – to speak first. They’re a young, attractive pair, especially when they both clamber onto his impressive-looking 350cc Royal Enfield Thunderbird motorbike. They’re also a mixed-caste couple. Winning his parents over to the match wasn’t easy. As Jabaraj explains, “Your caste origins follow you even when you convert. My own caste, the Nadar, were known for their anti-Dalit violence and my father, well, he was concerned about what his relatives would think: the pressures of what society is going to say. But urban life is different … [Read more...] about Caste and Tamil nationalism in the Indian election
NEW DELHI: The Tamil Nadu Medical Services Recruitment Board (TN MRB) has released recruitment notification for the post of nurses on its official website - mrb.tn.gov.in. As per the notification released on the official website of the Board, this recruitment drive is being conducted for a total of 2,345 vacancies. The candidates who are eligible and interested in applying for this post can visit the official website of the Board to submit their online appliation. The last date to apply for the said post is February 27, 2019. The candidates can submit application fee till March 1, 2019. Check official recruitment notification here The Tamil Nadu MRB will conduct nurse recruitment exam on June 23, 2019. A brief on educational qualification and age is provided below: Educational qualification Degree or diploma in nursing from any institute recognised with Tamil Nadu Nurses and Midwives Council Age Between 18 to 57 years old For more details on eligibility, the candidates are advised to … [Read more...] about Nurse recruitment 2019: Tamil Nadu MRB to hire 2,345 nurses; last date to apply February 27
The 2016 National award-winning film ' Pink ' starring Amitabh Bachchan and directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury was earlier confirmed being remade in Tamil. Superstar Ajith Kumar will reprise the role of Amitabh Bachchan in the yet-to-be-titled film which will be directed by H Vinoth. Shraddha Srinath will be seen playing the role essayed by Taapsee Pannu in the original film. The film produced by Boney Kapoor will soon go on the floors and the makers are currently working on the final cast of the film. According to the latest reports, late legendary actress Sridevi 's daughter Janhvi Kapoor , who impressed everyone with her Bollywood debut 'Dhadak', will be seen in a cameo role in the Tamil remake of 'Pink'. Reports suggest that the makers are trying to bring Janhvi in the film and are making the final changes to the script. It was earlier reported that actress Vidya Balan would be making her Kollywood debut with this film. Vidya has been paired opposite Ajith in the remake. … [Read more...] about Janhvi Kapoor to make her debut in the south with Tamil remake of ‘Pink’ starring Ajith?
A biopic on legendary cricketer Kapil Dev is in the making. With Ranveer Singh portraying the leading role, Ammy Virk has been finalised to play Balwinder Singh Sandhu in this biopic, titled '83'. Now, the latest name that has joined the star cast is Tamil actor Jiiva. Earlier it was reported that Jiiva has been roped in for the film and the actor is excited to be a part of the film. Being a cricket buff himself, Jiiva has played several cricket matches and has been in the winning teams as well. Now, another report suggests that he has been finalised to play Krishnamachari Srikkant in '83'. Producer, Madhu Mantena had shared the details with a daily. She said that she has been always a huge fan of Jiiva since the time she saw one of her favourite films titled,'KO' along with him. The maker further revealed that she could not think of anyone better who could play Srikkant so well. Interestingly, With this film, Jiiva will be making his Bollywood debut. The star cast will … [Read more...] about Tamil actor Jiiva to play Krishnamachari Srikkant in Ranveer Singh’s ’83’