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NEET 2020, JEE Mains 2020 and JEE advanced examinations have been postponed till September 2020 as announced by HRD Minister on Friday.
National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and JEE Mains have been postponed to September. HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal took to twitter to announce the decision on Friday.
The new date for NEET 2020 has been scheduled for September 13 and JEE mains have been pushed to September 1 to September 6. JEE advanced which was scheduled to be held in August has also been postponed and the new date for this exam would be September 27.
Ramesh Pokhriyal took to twitter to announce the news of postponement and also said that the decision was taken to ensure safety of the students and also to provide quality education to them.
The news has brought joy among many students who were waiting for the decision of the central government. Several students have been rallying for the delay and this news has come as a feast to them.
National Students Union India (NSUI) has welcomed the decision by the centre to defer the dates of exams. NSUI President Neeraj Kundan congratulated the students saying this was their victory and the student unions have let the government to take the right decision at the right time.
However, those students who have dropped a year for the preparation of JEE are in a state of shock and confusion after the news of deferment is announced.
Though the news of postponement has brought smiles on many faces, this decision has let another concern rise to fore, which is the enforcement of next academic calendar. With the delay in present schedule, authorities have said that it would impact the next academic calendar and syllabus.
Experts are in a quandary. While the safety of the students cannot be compromised, COVID-19 pandemic is taking a toll on the education system and the academic cycles are turning out to be worrisome according to them.
However, government is yet to take a decision on this situation.
By Gayatri Yellayi