Further delay in conducting JEE, NEET can have critical repercussions: IIT Delhi director

New Delhi, August 26  

Any additional delay in conducting entrance exams JEE and NEET can have “serious repercussions” on not solely the educational calendar but in addition profession of vibrant college students, IIT Delhi Director V Ramgopal Rao mentioned.

Rao’s feedback come within the wake of rising clamour for suspending the 2 essential exams within the wake of rising in COVID-19 instances.

“The penalties of suspending these exams any additional can have critical repercussions on IIT educational calendars and for candidates. I fail to notice how we are able to run two batches collectively. It will turn out to be a zero educational 12 months for lakhs of scholars. Our educational calendars are too packed already and linked to too many different issues. The delays can affect the careers of so many vibrant college students.

“We have already lost six months. If we conduct the exams in September, we can at least start the sessions in Indian Institutes of Technology (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 mentioned in a social media put up.

He mentioned coronavirus will not be going to go away for a minimum of a 12 months and we can’t be perpetually in lockdown mode, and appealed to the scholars to “trust the institutions” and take the doorway assessments whereas strictly following the COVID-19 security pointers.

“COVID will not be going to go away for one more six months to 1 12 months. We all have to get used to this new regular. The earlier we realise that, the higher it’s for all of us. The final postponement of exams undoubtedly helped us put together nicely now. 

“I feel sad for those serious students preparing for these examinations. I did receive a large number of emails from them. As if COVID-19 is not enough, this uncertainty about exam dates is further adding to the stress levels of students. Personally, I am for conducting these examinations by taking all precautions and following social distancing norms. Lockdown is not a solution to COVID. Lockdown was needed to prepare ourselves better,” he mentioned.

The IIT director additionally famous that the Joint Entrance Examination (Main) is now performed a number of instances a 12 months.

“Incase some students cannot write the JEE Main this time, they can take the exam after six months again. I don’t see any reason for concern. As the JEE Advanced organising institute, I assure everyone that IITs will do their best and put their best foot forward in organising the JEE Advanced examination,” he mentioned.

Rao mentioned they can even be intently monitoring the state of affairs and take mandatory steps as required. 

“Health of candidates is of utmost concern to all of us. We all have children and we can connect with the parents of candidates,” he mentioned.

The JEE Main and the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET-UG) shall be performed in September as scheduled, the Ministry of Education officers had on Tuesday mentioned, amid a rising refrain for suspending the essential assessments in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

While the JEE Main is scheduled from September 1-6, NEET is deliberate on September 13.

Several opposition leaders in India, together with Congress’ Rahul Gandhi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, her Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik and DMK president M Okay Stalin have demanded the exams be postponed. –PTI 

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