By Rohit Sindhu, Updated : Aug 28, 2020 15:43 IST
JEE NEET Exam 2020 Live Updates: From Delhi to Tamil Nadu Congress protesting against Sept schedule

National Testing Agency has reiterated to hold JEE Main and NEET examinations in September 2020. The decision to hold Entrance examinations in Sept has been backed by several academicians and leaders, however the decision has also received huge backlash from various political leaders in recent days. The mixed responses over JEE & NEET have taken political angle now. On Friday Congress workers staged massive protest against holding NEET & JEE Exams in September month. Earlier Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi virtually interacted with seven opposition Chief Ministers participated in virtual meet chaired by Congress President Sonia Gandhi, encircling Centre govt for urging postpone of both NEET and JEE Main exams. During the interation Mrs Gandhi decided to launch nationwide protest against JEE and NEET exams' schedule in September. 

The decision of the NTA seems facing backlash from opposition's side after seven state Chief Ministers and Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi appeal for approaching Supreme Court again on the Centre government’s decision to conduct Entrance examinations. However, several academicians including IIT Delhi Director, JNU Vice Chancellor, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal, Gujarat Education Minister and other Academicians have supported the decision to hold examinations as per schedule in September month.

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Rahul Gandhi to hold conversation with students

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi urges govt to hold conversation with students over issue of conducting NEET and JEE amid COVID19 pandemic and take decision after arriving at a consensus.

Shivraj Singh Chauhan backs conduct of Exams

NEET and JEE examinations must be conducted on time so that one year of our students doesn't get wasted. It is about their future, said Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

NSUI protesting in Karnataka

Karnataka: National Students' Union of India stages protest against holding of JEE NEET examinations, at Race Course Road in Bengaluru.

nsui protest against neet jee in karnataka
NSUI staged protest in Karnataka over NEET & JEE exams- Credit- ANI

 

NSUI members protesting against NEET JEE, detained in Ahmedabad

Members of National Students' Union of India (NSUI) detained by police during a protest against Centre's decision to conduct JEE & NEET examinations in September.

Delhi: Protest by Congress workers against holding JEE & NEET

Congress workers holds protest outside Shastri Bhawan against holding of the JEE & NEET examinations in September.

Chennai: Protests against centre's decision to hold NEET & JEE

Congress workers in Chennai hold protest against Centre's decision to hold NEET-JEE 2020 exams amid COVID19 pandemic.

Education Minister on NEET & JEE Exams

Students want exams to be conducted, over 17 lakh admit cards have been downloaded, says Education minister.

Education Minister live on NEET & JEE Exams

Over 17 lakh candidates have downloaded JEE, NEET admit cards; students want exams to be held at any cost: Union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.

Over 17 Lakh candidates have downloaded Admit Card

Over 17 lakh candidates have download the JEE Main and NEET Admit cards 2020 for Sept examinations. Around 9.53 lakh students have registered for the JEE Mains examination and about 15.97 lakh students have registered for the NEET UG 2020.

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M.P Home Minister says NEET & JEE Exams not of 3rd/ 4th Class

NEET & JEE examinations are not examinations of class third or fourth. People passing these examinations contribute to nation-building. These examinations are essential. Therefore, this should not be made an issue, says Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra.

 

Opposition demand Centre to postpone Exams

Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi have said that Modi government should postpone the NEET & JEE Exams and he is standing with students. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee has also attacked Centre government over its decision to impose examinations in month of Sept.

Over 150 academicians write letter to PM Modi

Over 150 Academicians have written to PM Modi to hold examinations as per schedule. Academicians urge Prime Minister to conduct NEET & JEE Main examinations on schedule in September month.

IIT Delhi Director backs govt on NEET & JEE schedule

IIT Delhi Director V Ramgopal Rao has said “Any further delay in conducting entrance exams JEE and NEET will have 'serious repercussions' on not only the academic calendar but also career of bright students”. 

Odisha CM calls PM Modi over phone

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the telephone today and requested him for postponement of NEET and JEE exams, in view of COVID19 situation and also because many parts of the state are in the grip of flood.