Tamil Nadu, June 28: Students in Tamil Nadu will now have to prove their relationship with their parents to get admission to MBBS and BDS courses in the state. Reportedly, the state selection commission has made it compulsory to present the students’ parents’ eight documents which includes- Birth certificates, Aadhaar card, Income certificate, Nativity certificate, Class X and XII certificates, Degree certificate, Community certificate during the counseling session. Also Read - Noted Tamil Professor And Theatre Director Pitambarlal Rajani Dies of COVID-19 at 80 in Tamil Nadu

The selection committee released this statement on the official website- tnmedicalselection.org as a notification. Signed by Selection Committee’s Dr. G Selvarajan, the notification states that the students who are appearing for the medical and dental counseling would need to produce both original certificates and documents during the counseling session. Also Read - Coronavirus in Tamil Nadu: Another DMK MLA Tests Positive, Total 13 Party Legislators Infected Thus Far

The candidates appearing for the counseling will have to produce their NEET hall ticket, score card, Class X and XII marksheets, Aadhaar, certificate presenting student’s education in one or more TN schools, transfer certificate, nativity and community certificates, first graduate certificate and ration card or passport. Also Read - 'Nobody Said it Has Any Bias': PM Modi Amid Debate Over National Education Policy 2020

Selection committee secretary Dr. Selvarajan said that documents of the parents are required only if students haven’t studied from Class 6 to Class 12 in Tamil Nadu. He added,”Such students will have to provide proof that they are natives. In addition to the nativity certificate, we want them to give us some proof from parents’ records. We may not insist on all documents.” Allegations that candidates from other states fake nativity certificate and got admission to medical colleges in the State last year had been doing rounds and hence the State selection committee came up with such a rule.