26 Aug 2020, 05:18 pm By Rohit Sindhu
Postponing NEET & JEE Exams further will have repercussions, says IIT Delhi Director

The NEET and JEE entrance exams are yet to start, but online campaigns, controversies and high level meetings have started taking place. Several state leaders on Wednesday participated in virtual meet chaired by Sonia Gandhi for planning a strategy for making NEET & JEE exams postpone. Online campaigns are being runned at social media and almost a flood has hit on September scheduled national level entrance examinations. Clarifyings his stand, IIT Delhi's Director V Ramgopal on Wednesday expressed his concern over rising demands for postpone of exams. In his statement Director says "Any further delay in conducting JEE and NEET entrance exams will have serious repercussions on not only the academic calendar but also on the career of bright students". Ther are hundreds of students and faculty performing their duty normally and we are leading by example, Professor said. 

IIT Delhi Director Professor V Ramgopal Rao on Wednesday comes in support of the Centre government and NTA on holding NEET and JEE examinations in the September month. In a media post, IIT Delhi Director V Ramgopal Rao says “The consequences of postponing JEE & NEET exams further can have serious repercussions on IIT academic calendars and for candidates. I fail to see how we can run two batches together. It will become a zero-academic year for lakhs of students (if exams postpone further)”, he said. 

“We have already lost six months. If we conduct the exams in September, we can at-least start the sessions in IITs (could be online) in December. Tinkering with the examination pattern or admission processes in these times will also be detrimental and unfair for everyone,” Rao said.

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Professor Rao’s statement comes just aside of the opposition leaders’ virtual meet where Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi called on virtual meet with seven opposition party Chief Ministers, planning to let centre postpone the JEE & NEET exams. Gandhi’s virtual meet attended by Chief Ministers of West Bengal, Punjab, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Jharkhand and Puducherry.