In response to a Social Media on 18 June, many students requested JEE Main 2020 and NEET 2020 postponement in which Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank,’ the Minister for Human Resource Development, said the government’s priorities include health and quality education for students. In light of the growing number of cases of COVID-19 in India, students have voiced their willingness to not attending the JEE Main 2020 and NEET 2020.
Nonetheless, no decision has yet been taken about the delay in medical and engineering exams. In the month of July 2020, JEE Main 2020 and NEET 2020 are scheduled.
Mr. Pokhriyal held a review meeting with the secretaries from the Department of School Education and Literacy, and Chairmans of AICTE, UGC, CBSE, and NTA Director-General. It was the second meeting of the Minister and the country’s top educational officials during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, where ‘different issues’ related to education were discussed.
The promise of ministers does not seem to convince students as many have demanded postponements or cancellations in response to ministerial tweets of NEET 2020 and JEE Main 2020.