New Delhi: The NEET entrance exam and the Joint Entrance Examination for admission into the IITs will be held as per schedule, the Apex Court stated today.
“The careers of students cannot be put under jeopardy,” the supreme court said as it rejected a petition by students to postpone the exams due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
“Life cannot be stopped, we have to move ahead with all precautions. Are students ready to waste one whole year? Education should be opened up. The pandemic may continue for a year more. Are you happy to wait for another year? Are you aware of what loss to the country and trouble to the students is?,” Justice Arun Mishra, who headed the bench of the Supreme Court explained.
The 11 students from different states, who filed the petition, had wanted the authorities to be asked to conduct the exams only after normalcy is restored.
Alak Alok Srivastava, the lawyer who represented the students, pleaded that the students are looking to the apex court for relief.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who represented the National Testing Agency enlightened the court that all precautions will be taken for conducting the exams.
National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) & Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) to be held as per schedule as Supreme Court dismisses a petition seeking postponement of the tests pic.twitter.com/FmtnNyTyUu
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