In the event of a coronavirus outbreak, several aspirants decided not to appear for the coveted entrance exam for security reasons.
Abhirup Chakraborty from Asansol, West Bengal, has dismissed class XII from the CISCE board this year. He aims to become an AI professional, but had to miss his chance to go to an engineering institute this year.
“As we saw in KCET last month and in the ongoing JEE main exam, the SOPs are not being fully followed. Therefore, the likelihood of infection is very high. If I catch the virus, I would risk my whole family. I live with my grandparents, so it’s a choice between family and work, ”says Abhirup, who plans to appear for JEE 2021.
Because he is interested in coding, he has learned various programming languages in the past. He plans to take online machine learning courses soon.
The plans for the 18-year-old Bhopal boy Aniruddha Sharma are different. He does not appear for examination because “the authorities cannot detect any cases of COVID-19 despite compliance with the SOPs”.
Rather than waiting a year, Aniruddha plans to show up for three more exams – the IISER admission test, the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) admission test, and the Chennai Mathematical Institute (CMI) entrance exam – as they are fewer compared to JEE Main Apply for candidates for these exams.
“Very few students have a comparatively lower risk of being infected with the virus. If nothing works, I’ll join the Manipal Institute of Technology in Jaipur, where I’ve secured a place after taking the entrance test at my home in the online supervised mode, ”he says.