There were many petitions filed in the Supreme Court seeking the postponement of the exams due to the spread of coronavirus but the court had rejected the petitions saying, "the careers of students can't be put in jeopardy".
Issuing a statement, Secretary of Higher Education Amit Khare thanked the state governments and officials of the National Testing Agency for their cooperation in smoothly conducting the examination.
In a video message, the minister said two crucial exams, the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) and the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to medical courses, are being held to ensure that students don't lost an academic year amid the coronavirus pandemic.More news: Actor Akshay Kumar launches multi-player mobile game FAU-G
In other states, only half of the examinees managed to turn up due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation, claimed Banerjee. However, due to the flood-like situations in various districts of Maharashtra, students of such areas will be given the option of re-examination. "The agency shall consider the application after consulting the respective district collector within 15 days". The Railway Minister also said, besides NEET and JEE candidates, the facility of special trains will also be extended to those appearing for the National Defence Academy (NDA) entrance exam.
The bench passed its order while responding to a plea urging it to take suo-motu cognisance of the matter and postpone the JEE exams. Due to floods, students from these areas will find it hard to appear for the JEE-Main examination, he said. Following this, on Monday itself, the court instructed the Union government, Maharashtra government, NTA and collectors of the affected districts to consider postponing the exam for students who would not be able to give the exam. This is going to be done by the NTA after communication with the respective district collectors.
He also said there were four examination centres at the Chandrapur district headquarters which was not affected by flood and hence, was accessible by road.More news: Vidal Can Satisfy Conte, I’d Play Nainggolan In Front Of The Defence
The states of Odisha, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh have said they will provide transportation to students to the exam centre. His plea stated inability of students, residing in flood-affected areas in Vidarbha region, in reaching the examination centres.
They submitted that candidates appearing for the examination shall have road accessibility to Nagpur and will not face any problem in appearing for the exam.More news: Graceland Has Been Vandalized With Black Lives Matter Graffiti