Key entrance examinations -- JEE Main and NEET -- are being opposed by students as they demand postponement of the exams yet again. The engineering entrance is scheduled to be held from September 1 to September 6 while the medical entrance is slated for September 13. Earlier, the exams were scheduled to take place in July but were postponed till September after the Education Ministry took into account concerns of students amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Taking to Twitter using #PostponeJEE_NEETSept, students are urging Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank to take a decision in the interest of the students' safety and security.
HERE IS WHAT STUDENTS ARE SAYING
#PostponeJEE_NEETSept@PMOIndia @HRDMinistry @DrRPNishank— Arindam Roychoudhury (@ArindamRoycho14) July 31, 2020
Please take this case seriously.
About 25-30L kids have enrolled for NEET & JEE in September.
With KCET being followed with minimal norms, it's very risky to conduct national level entrance exams
#PostponeJEE_NEETSept— HRD causes Depression (@Fan_of_HRD) July 31, 2020
There are 2 shift on a single day of JEE MAINS
Centres are very less for Computer Based Exam, 3-4 in max states
How will the students travel there safely during the peak in September/October
Postpone till Normalcy @ramgopal_rao@HRDMinistry @DrRPNishank pic.twitter.com/Je3hsmRLrY
2 gaj ki doori?🤔— Ravi Pahadiya Rv (@iamrv___) July 31, 2020
Proper arrangements? NO
Social distancing? NO
False promises? HELL YES
Impractical decision? YES
Lives at risk? YES
Govt failed? YES
Same is going to happen in neet&jee🤮#PostponeJEE_NEETSept @DG_NTA @nidhiindiatv @anubha1812 @DrRPNishank @republic @ndtv pic.twitter.com/5p3Ihzn2NV
Public health foundation of India and several reports are suggesting that peak of Covid-19 in India will come in mid September. Risking lives of students during the peak of epidemic is not a smart decision at all. @nsui demands #NoExamsInCovid.#PostponeJEE_NEETSept pic.twitter.com/VKSwh7IwMn— Neeraj Kundan (@Neerajkundan) July 31, 2020
Health system is much worse in india & peak is yet to come. But unfortunately our government wants to conduct NEET & JEE exams in the month of september. if the exam was to be taken in such condition, why did they postpone when cases were competitively less? #PostponeJEE_NEETSept— Harsh Bisaria 'आज़ाद' (@HarshBisaria) July 31, 2020
SOP guidelines should be applied and tested by the ones who formulated it. Shouldn't be imposed on us. We never volunteered for it.— Snehanjali Panigrahy (@Snehu_0429) July 31, 2020
Seeing the failure of state exams, we don't want to try it either. #PostponeJEE_NEETSept @HRDMinistry @DG_NTA @DrRPNishank @MoHFW_INDIA @PMOIndia
Why take the risk ?— Altamash Gauhar (@AltamashGauhar) July 31, 2020
Why take the chance ? @WHO @DG_NTA @anubha1812
The risk quotient is very high now.
I am in favor of postponement & not putting myself to an extravagant risk.
I think most of the students will agree#GlobalHealthEmergencyIsNotAJoke#PostponeJEE_NEETSept pic.twitter.com/iZGuAQIJBI
In a hearing against final-year examinations, earlier today, the Supreme Court had asked the Centre to clear the stand of Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on the issue. The UGC told the court that nobody should remain under the impression that since the Supreme Court is examining the issue, the final year/semester exam will be stayed.