New Delhi: Soon after the Supreme Court hears pleas for UGC guidelines, JEE Main and NEET aspirants are storming the internet with hashtags #PostponeJEE_NEETSept. These social media campaigns were stopped after JEE Main and NEET exams were rescheduled amidst the growing concerns over coronavirus pandemic. NTA had addressed these hashtags trending over the internet a month ago and rescheduled the JEE Main exam to be held from 1st to 6th September 2020. Check JEE Main Exam Dates
As exams are knocking at the door, aspirants have started these online campaigns again with hashtags trending all over the internet. However, NTA and MOE (Ministry of Education) has not yet announced any postponement of both the medical and engineering entrance exams.
On July 31, 2020, the Supreme Court requested the center to give a clarification on the final year’s exam and adjourned the court till August 10. Only after this decision, engineering and medical students started demanding the postponement.
With India crossing the 16 lakh benchmark in number of corona cases, govt wants to conduct exams instead of trying to put a full stop to the pandemic.
Stop putting a question mark about students safety and start working in the best interest of students.#PostponeJEE_NEETSept
— Anulekha Boosa (@anulekhaboosa) July 31, 2020
Sandeep Saurav, National General Secretary of the All India Students’ Association (AISA) said, “Exams in any form are a threat during this Covid-19 outbreak. We reject (the) discriminatory mode of education in toto.”
— Sandeep Saurav (@Sandeep_Saurav_) July 31, 2020
A student questioned the authority, “We’re the 3rd most affected country, the whole world is seeing the way our cases are rising and breaking so many records. But those sitting at the throne of the government are ignorant of all this. Amidst all this we have to conduct exams, don’t we?”
Please @HRDMinistry And @DrRPNishank . Please dont make this caricature as reality of indian students. Even you are a parent think about the risk of other parents too.please reconsider conducting neet in september.
I know humanity is still left inside you. pic.twitter.com/Wh6lV5sqjX
— Prathamesh lautre (@Prathameshlaut2) July 31, 2020
It is also terrifying to know that among the 1.47 lakhs students who appeared for the Karnataka Common Entrance Test, 60 of them were found positive for COVID-19. This news makes the students all the way more anxious. However, it’s only a matter of time when we will get to know about any changes in the JEE Main exam dates.