B’luru girl helped by ministers to attend NEET re-exam, clears entrance

Bengaluru, Oct 18 (UNI) Tanuja Karregowda, the medical aspirant, who Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa and Minister for Health Dr K Sudhakar had helped to attend the NEET re-exam, reportedly cleared it with a score of 586 out of 720.

Yediyurappa and Sudhakar, responding to Tanuja’s social media post highlighting her plight, had intervened and asked officials to allow her to take the test, after which the Navodaya School student was able to write the examination at Basavanagudi Centre, according to an official release.

Daughter of a farmer, Tanuja Karregowda from Shikaripura, Yediyurappa’s home constituency, could not attempt NEET in the first go as she had developed symptoms for the novel coronavirus disease.

Later due to Covid-19 restrictions and some technical issues, she was unable to put in her application for the re-exam.

“But due to some technical glitches and due to Covid restrictions, she could not send the documents in time. She was about to lose the opportunity to appear in exams, about which she has posted in the social media,” the release said.

Yediyurappa and Sudhakar immediately intervened and spoke to the officials to allow her to appear in the exam.

“I have the ambition to serve society as a surgeon. I have done well in the exam without any stress, I am thankful to the Chief Minister and Minister Sudhakar,” Tanuja was quoted in the release.


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