Students across the country have started social media campaign, urging the government to postpone the NEET and JEE main exam, scheduled to be held next month. Taking to Twitter using #PostponeJEE_NEETSept, students are requesting Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank to take a decision to extend exam dates amid corona outbreak, posing risk to their health. The key exams, gateway for medical and engineering colleges have already been delayed.
Earlier, the exams were scheduled to take place in July but were postponed till September after the Education Ministry took into account concerns of students amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The JEE entrance examination is now scheduled for September 1 to September 6 while the medical entrance (NEET) slated for September 13.
Here is how students have reacted on twitter:
Please take this case seriously.
About 25-30L kids have enrolled for NEET & JEE in September.
With KCET being followed with minimal norms, it’s very risky to conduct national level entrance exams
— Arindam Roychoudhury (@ArindamRoycho14) July 31, 2020
There are 2 shift on a single day of JEE MAINS
Centres are very less for Computer Based Exam, 3-4 in max states
How will the students travel there safely during the peak in September/October
Postpone till Normalcy @ramgopal_rao@HRDMinistry @DrRPNishank pic.twitter.com/Je3hsmRLrY
— HRD causes Depression (@Fan_of_HRD) July 31, 2020
2 gaj ki doori?🤔
Proper arrangements? NO
Social distancing? NO
False promises? HELL YES
Impractical decision? YES
Lives at risk? YES
Govt failed? YES
Same is going to happen in neet&jee🤮#PostponeJEE_NEETSept @DG_NTA @nidhiindiatv @anubha1812 @DrRPNishank @republic @ndtv pic.twitter.com/5p3Ihzn2NV
— Ravi Pahadiya Rv (@iamrv___) July 31, 2020
Public health foundation of India and several reports are suggesting that peak of Covid-19 in India will come in mid September. Risking lives of students during the peak of epidemic is not a smart decision at all. @nsui demands #NoExamsInCovid.#PostponeJEE_NEETSept pic.twitter.com/VKSwh7IwMn
— Neeraj Kundan (@Neerajkundan) July 31, 2020
Health system is much worse in india & peak is yet to come. But unfortunately our government wants to conduct NEET & JEE exams in the month of september. if the exam was to be taken in such condition, why did they postpone when cases were competitively less? #PostponeJEE_NEETSept
— Harsh Bisaria ‘आज़ाद’ (@HarshBisaria) July 31, 2020
SOP guidelines should be applied and tested by the ones who formulated it. Shouldn’t be imposed on us. We never volunteered for it.
— Snehanjali Panigrahy (@Snehu_0429) July 31, 2020
Shri @PCMohanMP Ji, under the able leadership of Hon’ble PM Shri @narendramodi Ji, the New Education Policy will undoubtedly prove to be a milestone in the Indian education system, addressing many growing developmental imperatives of our country.#NEP2020 https://t.co/zpZI4fEEaR
— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) July 31, 2020