The Supreme Court on Monday declined to order the center to take the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) overseas 2020 abroad.
However, the Apex Court asked Attorney General Tushar Mehta to contact the ministries concerned to see if the students could be flown back to India via Vande Bharat Mission flights to appear for the test on September 13.
The Supervisory Committee had previously rejected the petition to postpone NEET and the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
11 students have petitioned to postpone the NEET and JEE exams due in September. The petitioners have also asked the National Testing Agency (NTA) for instructions not to conduct the tests unless normalcy is restored after the Covid-19 pandemic.
The JEE Main takes place September 1-6, while the JEE Advanced is scheduled for September 27th. NEET takes place on September 13th.