In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, the JEE-Mains and NEET have been postponed twice until now. Hence, academicians’ growing concerns have led to 150 members from universities in India and abroad write a plea to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The plea says that further delays in medical and engineering entrance exams, JEE-Mains and NEET, will negatively affect students’ future.
Earlier, the government announced the dates for JEE-Mains and NEET entrance exams, which led to protests to delay the examination.
With the growing dissent against conducting these entrance exams in September due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the academicians state that some people are trying to push their political agendas by using the exam postponement as a platform.
Academicians and Politician’s clash in opinions
This plea letter was signed by renowned academicians from the Delhi University, Benares Hindu University, IIT Delhi, IGNOU, Lucknow University, and Indian professors from universities abroad like the University of California, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
[Also Read: National Education Policy (NEP) 2020]
On the other hand, the issue has taken a political undertone with the Opposition party and few activists seeking the postponement of exams Covid-19 pandemic.
Final dates for the entrance exams
With pressure to conduct the exams to roll out the academic calendar for 2020-2021, nearly 14 lakh admit cards were downloaded for the NEET AND JEE exams
Currently, NEET, the engineering entrance exam is scheduled to be held on September 13 while JEE from September 1-6. Currently, 9.53 lakh students have enrolled for JEE-Mains, whereas 15.97 lakh students have registered for NEET.
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