IIT college students, alumni launch portal to offer transport services to NEET, JEE candidates

New Delhi, August 30

Students and alumni of assorted Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have launched a portal to assist JEE and NEET candidates with transportation facility, officers mentioned.

Travelling issues have been raised by college students on social media amid the Covid-19 threat. Besides, many candidates have moved to totally different cities throughout lockdown and therefore are at far off areas from the examination centres.

“During the Covid-19 crisis, one of the major concerns among students is regarding difficulty in reaching the exam centres. Students and alumni of IITs have promptly come forward and launched a dedicated portal to connect with good samaritans who may want to help the needy candidates. The portal called “Eduride” will ease burden of commuting for the candidates, particularly from distant areas and poorly linked areas,” IIT Delhi Director V Ramgopal Rao mentioned.

“After registration of alumni, volunteers and candidates, the portal will connect appropriate combinations of volunteers and candidates via exchange of contact details. The two can then coordinate to plan the travel to the exam centre. The donated money will help the organisers fund cab service for the exam-takers on the day of the exam,” he mentioned.

There has been a rising refrain in opposition to holding of essential entrance exams like JEE-Mains, JEE-Advanced and NEET in September, in view of rising Covid-19 instances.

However, the Ministry of Education has asserted that additional delay in conducting the exams can result in a zero tutorial yr and therefore, the exams might be carried out as per schedule in September. — PTI

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