In the light of the Covid-19 pandemic, student organisations National Student Union of India (NSUI) and Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has called for postponing of the Postgraduate Entrance Examination conducted by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).
The AIIMS examination has been scheduled for June 16 despite assurances by the government to medical graduates that they would be notified about the examinations one month ahead as they were told for offering their services for at least 100 days during the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, news agency PTI reported.
“The AIIMS had postponed its INI-CET examination. But now only 18 days prior, the new date for INI-CET announced by AIIMS stands at 16th June. This has caused a furore within the student community,” it reported quoting ABVP statement. “ABVP appeals to the Ministry of Health, Government of India to extend the date of the INI-CET exam so that the candidates receive enough time to prepare,” PTI reported quoting Nidhi Tripathi, National General Secretary, ABVP as saying.
“Thousands of medical aspirants have approached me and sought my help in taking forward their grievances regarding the PG/INICET exam schedule on June 16, 2021. Since the PG/INICET is a much sought after entrance exam that decides the fate of over 80,000 medical aspirants in the country, it is paramount that we look into their grievances most objectively and provide them with an amicable solution,” the news agency reported quoting Neeraj Kundan, President, NSUI as saying.