Last updated on September 1st, 2020 at 01:00 pm
The Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court, comprising Justices Ravi Deshpande and Pushpa Ganediwala, refused to stay the JEE Main exams. However, they said that students in flood-hit parts of Maharashtra’s Vidarbha region, who have been unable to travel to JEE Main Exam Centres can request National Testing Agency (NTA) and seek for re-examination.
They requested NTA to consider these requests and take a decision after verifying all the facts related to the request. JEE Main 2020 has begun all across the country from 1st September 2020, initially with B.Arch and B.Planning papers.
What Did the High Court Say?
The court said, “This situation is very serious and students should not lose the opportunity without any of their fault. The affected student can apply to NTA through their centre coordinator. NTA will then finalise upon consulting with the district collector within the time period of 15 days.”
What was asked by the petitioner?
The letter to seek postponement was written by Nitesh Bawankar, one of the residents of Bhandara district of Maharashtra. He asked for postponement of JEE Main in flood-hit areas of Nagpur, Amravati, Akola, Gondia, Chandrapur, and Gadchiroli.
On Monday, the court asked Union & State Government and NTA to consider postponing the JEE Main exam due to heavy floods. Due to floods, many students would not be able to take the exam as travelling to exam centres would be impossible.