Mamata writes to PM Modi asking for intervention on JEE / NEET exams
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KOLKATA: West Bengali Prime Minister Mamata Banerjee wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the second year in a row on Tuesday against conducting JEE / NEET tests during the ongoing pandemic, asking for his intervention.

Mamata Banerjee also wrote to the Center asking for an appeal to the Supreme Court to review its decision to hold JEE / NEET exams in the interest of the student community.

She wrote to Modi after the state government received a letter Tuesday from the National Testing Agency to conduct the JEE / NEET exams starting September 1, 2020.

“I am aware that the Hon’ble Supreme Court has ruled on the conduct of JEE / NEET exams and has directed the central government to act accordingly. However, I would like to ask for your kind intervention and reflect upon the central government appealed to the Hon’ble Apex Court to review their decision in the interest of the student community so that they may be free from mental agony and mental disaster.

“Such an intervention is very important in the greater interest of the students, to facilitate the creation of a situation in which the students are neither exposed to serious health risks nor are they exposed to career risk,” wrote Banerjee to the Prime Minister.

“Today our government received a letter from the National Testing Agency to conduct the JEE / NEET exams starting September 1, 2020. We are really concerned and concerned,” she wrote.

Mamata wrote to the Prime Minister on Monday asking for the JEE and NEET exams to be postponed due to the prevailing Covid-19 situation.

She had said that student lives should not be jeopardized by such “unilateral and bureaucratic decisions”.

In her letter on Tuesday, she said: “I would ask you to appreciate the sensitivity of the matter and take the necessary steps to publish these investigations until the public health situation becomes conducive again. Indeed I have consistently argues that the current pandemic is an unprecedented crisis in the country and we should not put life at risk by making such decisions during this pandemic. ”

She reminded the Prime Minister of her request to postpone the NEET and JEE exams in September, taking into account the health risks faced by students.

“I had asked to postpone the NEET and JEE exams in September 2020. I stated in the letter that the examinations pose serious health risks for the examinees. I had reminded you that I had previously included you in my letter had requested July 11, 2020 to postpone all final exams at universities / colleges across the country and to follow UGC’s initial related guidelines, “said Banerjee’s letter.

Aspirants complete the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) for admission to leading engineering schools and the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for undergraduate medical courses.

The JEE (Main) will take place between September 1st and 6th this year, the JEE (Advanced) on September 27th.

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Kurukshetra University will be holding blended-mode exams for graduate semesters from September 10th

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