jee neet information: JEE Major and NEET examination 2020: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury requests PM Modi to defer exams

NEW DELHI: Chief of the Opposition in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Sunday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to defer the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) and Nationwide Eligibility cum Entrance Take a look at (NEET) until the COVID-19 state of affairs improves.

“Aspirants are underneath great psychological strain as to how they might stay immune whereas attending exams bodily. On this pandemic state of affairs their issues needs to be given consideration. The spectre of corona shall be haunting the scholars in the course of the examination interval stretching from September 1,” he wrote to PM Modi.

“When the nation is experiencing a spike of an infection exceeding 70,000 circumstances each day, I believe it’s essential to evaluation the date of examination as a result of about 25 lakh college students are presupposed to take it,” he added.

The Nationwide Testing Company (NTA) on Friday introduced that JEE shall be held from September 1 to six and NEET on September 13.

Earlier, Rajya Sabha MP Vivek Tankha additionally wrote to Training Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal to think about all sides of safety and security of scholars earlier than saying the ultimate dates of JEE and NEET entrance checks in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

On August 17, the Supreme Courtroom dismissed a petition in search of the postponement of the NEET and JEE scheduled to be held in September 2020.

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