The plea filed by the parents’ body seeks to highlight the adverse impact on the students if the entrance exams are postponed further.
The Gujarat Parents Association has moved the Supreme Court, seeking directions to the National Testing Agency (NTA) to hold the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) and National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) in September as the revised schedule notifies. According to the schedule, the JEE is scheduled from September 1 to 6. Whereas, NEET scheduled for September 13. Earlier, the exams were scheduled for April and May, respectively.
The plea filed by the parents’ body seeks to highlight the adverse impact on the students if the entrance exams are postponed further. Particularly, there will be a loss of an academic year for students of the upcoming batch 2020-21.
The petition further states that there is a crucial requirement for the testing agency to adhere to the second revised schedule and conduct the entrance test to avoid the strain in the students’ professional career and life. The parents’ association further pointed out that several other exams have already been conducted by the NTA and other bodies across the country.
“These exams are so important that they determine students' career and also their entire life. As such, the Respondent Authorities must take into consideration as a relevant factor the fact that any further deferment of the examination will further add to the stress levels of the students resulting in further traumatising the students with the uncertainty of their future and thereby severely impacting their academic performance in the ultimate examination to be held in future,” a section of the plea states.
The plea counters the petition filed by a group of 11 NEET-UG and JEE aspirations earlier. The aspirants are seeking cancellation of the September exams amid the rising COVID infections.
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