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Nagaland: 1315 candidates registered for JEE, 2542 for NEET

By Our Correspondent Updated: Sep 03, 2020 6:58 pm
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Students leave an examination centre after appearing for the JEE 2020 entrance papers, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, in Jabalpur on Sept. 2. (PTI)

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Kohima, Sep. 3 (EMN):
After months of delay, the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)-Mains finally began on September 1 across the country including Nagaland, amid the Novel coronavirus pandemic. The examination is being held at various centres in Kohima and Dimapur in the state.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) is conducting the examination from September 1 to the 6th.

As per the NTA, 1315 candidates from Nagaland have registered to appear for the JEE examination 2020, and 2542 candidates have registered for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test NEET (UG).

Despite opposition and protests by various student communities across the country, the NTA had scheduled to conduct JEE (Mains) and NEET (UG) examinations in September. While JEE (Mains) examination has begun, NEET (UG) 2020 examination will be held on September 13 and JEE (Advanced) on September 27.

NSUI demands re-examination

In a separate press release, the National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) has demanded re-examination for students who had missed their chances to attend the JEE entrance examination.

The student body claimed that only around 65% students appeared for the examination and many centres in the country reported a meagre attendance of less than 45%.

“The low attendance indicates that it is the failure of authority which denied the opportunity to many students to appear for the examination”, it alleged.

“We demand a re-examination for the students who have missed their chances to attend the entrance exam because of the hasty move to conduct JEE and lack of planning from the government in providing the necessary basic arrangement to take students to examination centres amidst this pandemic so that a large majority of students will not be missed out from this academic session,” NSUI added.

The union claimed that ‘the imposition of JEE despite concerns and demand from the student community to postpone the examination considering the pandemic and post calamity situations, has denied the idea of equal opportunity to a larger section of students’.

Further, the president of NSUI demanded the government to arrange transportation facilities for students, especially for those coming from rural areas.

Meanwhile, the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) Nagaland has announced that it would assist the candidates who are appearing for JEE and NEET, and in need of transportation to their respective examination centres.

‘Attention all the students of Nagaland appearing for JEE and NEET, we BJYM Nagaland are there to help you,’ tweeted president of BJYM Nagaland Benjamin Yepthomi. He also left contact numbers for those in need of any support in travelling to their examination centres.

By Our Correspondent Updated: Sep 03, 2020 6:58:16 pm
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