- More than 150 academicians writes to PM Modi over NEET JEE Exams 2020
- The academicians included from DU, JNU, IGNOU, IIT Delhi, BHU and many more
- The academicians said that the exams should not be delayed any further
More than 150 academicians coming from several universities in India as well as overseas have written to the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi stating that any further delay of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and Joint Entrance Examination – Mains (JEE- Mains) will result in compromising with the future of students.
The letter signed by the academicians read, “Youths and students are the future of the nation but in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, clouds of uncertainty have gathered over their careers too. There are a lot of apprehensions about admission and classes which need to be resolved at the earliest,”.
The signatories of the letter included academicians from the Delhi University (DU), the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), Lucknow University, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT-D) and other Indian academicians from foreign universities such as the University of London, University of California, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Ben Gurion University, Israel, among others.
The letter added, “We strongly believe that the central government will successfully conduct the JEE and NEET exams taking full precautions to ensure that the future of students is taken care of and the academic calendar for 2020-21 is rolled out,”.
The development comes in at the time of growing chorus against the conduct of exams in September while the cases of novel Coronavirus are rising at an increasing rate in India.
Chief Ministers of seven states held a virtual meeting with Sonia Gandhi and decided to move the Supreme Court of India against the conduct of the JEE, NEET exams which are scheduled to be held in September.
In the meantime, the admit cards of the examinations have been released. More than 14 lakh admit cards for the medical and engineering entrance exams – NEET and JEE – were downloaded after the National Testing Agency (NTA) released them on Wednesday.
This is how you can download NEET UG Admit Card 2020:
1) Visit the official website at https://ntaneet.nic.in/ntaneet/welcome.aspx
2) Click on the link which reads “Download Admit Card”
3) Write your Application Number, Password, Date of Birth and the Security Pin provided on the screen
4) Press “SUBMIT”
5) Your admit card will be displayed on the screen
The NEET has been scheduled to be conducted on the 13th of September, the JEE Main, engineering entrance test, is scheduled from 1st and 6th of September. These exams have already been deferred twice in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic.