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.
All India exams for engineering and medical courses as scheduled to be held next month. According to the Education Minister, the students are going to appear for the JEE exam, 80% of them have already downloaded admit cards.
He further added 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?.
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.
The apex court added that “life can not be put on hold due to the COVID-19 crisis and the postponement of the NEET/JEE will put the careers of the student in the peril as the whole academic year is at stake” this statement was given by the justice Arun Mishra.