JEE Main-NEET 2020: 150 Academics Write to PM Modi in Support of Exams

Around 150 academics have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking him to go ahead with the JEE and NEET as planned.

Shivani Arora

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Published on 30 Aug 2020 7:22 AM GMT

JEE Main-NEET 2020: 150 Academics Write to PM Modi in Support of Exams
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Around 150 academics from different universities have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking him to go ahead with the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) and National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) as planned, and not give in to voices of opposition.

Even after the Supreme Court has denied any postponement of the engineering and medical exams – JEE Main and NEET. The debate is still on on holding the entrance exams during the COVID-19 pandemic.

JEE Main- NEET 2020:

“Youth and students are the future of the nation but in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic, clouds of uncertainty have gathered over their careers too. There are a lot of apprehensions about admissions and classes which need to be resolved at the earliest,” the academicians wrote in the letter sent on August 27.

The signatories include Vice-Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi Central University. Also, Motihari, Sanjeev Sharma, V-C of Baba Saheb Ambedkar University. In addition, Ahmedabad, Amil Upadhyay, and Pro V-C of Central University of Kerala, J Jayaprasad. Along with several teachers from Delhi University and Jawaharlal Nehru University.

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“The government has declared its decision to conduct the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) and the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and announced the respective dates. We wholeheartedly welcome this move. The Honourable Supreme Court too dismissed a petition for postponement of these exams saying that any further delay in conducting the test would result in waste of precious year for students,” they wrote.

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The JEE (Main) is scheduled to be held between September 1 and 6, while the JEE (Advanced) on September 27. In addition, the NEET will be held on September 13.

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