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.
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.
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.
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: Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra pic.twitter.com/dNoWe8jEsc
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 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.