Since the ongoing crisis of COVID-19 pandemic students, parents and political leaders across the country have requested the government to postpone the exams (which has already been postponed twice). The Supreme Court had also dismissed a petition seeking postponement of JEE and NEET and said that there is no ground to interfere with the policy.
Earlier, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishikant who is the Education Minister of the country has defended the center’s decision to conduct JEE and NEET exams for engineering and medical courses amid the coronavirus pandemic as a result of constant pressure from parents and student. On Thursday education ministry secretary said that there will be no rethink to postponing the exams in September.
According to the Education Minister, the students are going to appear for the JEE exam, 80% of them have already downloaded admit cards. He had said that “we have been under constant pressure from parents and students, they were asking why we are not allowing JEE and NEET. The students were very worried in their minds, they were thinking for how long will they continue to study?.
On Monday, August 24 West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee advised the center to postponed NEET, JEE 2020 and she added that the exam should not be held until the situation is conductive again. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee quoted by saying that “With education Ministry’s directive to conduct NEET JEE 2020 in September, I would again appeal to center to assess risk and postponed exam until the situation is conductive again. It’s our duty to ensure safe and management for all our students.