New Delhi, August 27: More than 150 academicians from across the country and abroad have written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in support of conducting the JEE-NEET exam, saying that postponing the examinations further will affect the future of the students. The dreams and future of youth and students should not be compromised at any cost.
Academicians, in a letter to the Prime Minister, expressed concern over the demand by various political parties to postpone the examinations, saying that some people are trying to play with the students’ future so that they can advance their own political agenda and the government’s to resist.
They said in letter that we members of the academic fraternity fully support the JEE and the Central Government’s decision to conduct NEET examinations.
Those who signed the letter included Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), University of Delhi (DU), Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), Lucknow University, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi.
Similarly, Indian educationists from University of London, University of California, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Ben Gurion University of Israel also signed the letter in support of holding of NEET-JEE examinations.
Teaching the youth and students the future of the nation, academics said that the Covid-19 pandemic has clouded their careers with uncertainty. There are a lot of apprehensions about admissions and classes that need to be resolved as soon as possible.
The letter said that like every year, this year also millions of students have given the class 12 exams and are now eager for the entrance examinations.
Academics said that the Supreme Court also rejected the petition for postponement of these examinations, saying that any delay in conducting the examinations would be a waste of precious years of the students.
Educationists hoped that under the able leadership of Prime Minister Modi, the Central Government would successfully conduct the JEE and NEET examinations to take care of the future of the students and to start the academic calendar for 2020-21.
It is noteworthy that Joint Entrance Examination (Main) will be held from September 1 to 6 and National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) will be held on September 13.