Bengaluru: Medical aspirant Tanuja Karregowda, who got help from Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa and Minister for Health Dr K Sudhakar to attend the NEET re-exam, passed it with a score of 586 out of 720.
Navodaya School student Tanuja had posted her plight on social media which were responded by Yediyurappa and Sudhakar. They intervened and directed officials to allow her to take the exam at Basavanagudi Centre, as per an official release quoted by EdexLive.
Daughter of a farmer, Tanuja hails from Shikaripura, which is Yediyurappa’s home constituency. She could not attempt NEET in the first chance as she had developed COVID-19 symptoms at that time.
This time too, she was unable to submit her application for the re-exam in time for COVID-19 restrictions and some technical issues. “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 stated.
Reacting to the girl’s plight, both Yediyurappa and Sudhakar intervened and resolved the matter after speaking to the officials to allow her to appear for the re-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 as saying in the release.