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JEE Main, NEET 2020 exam postponed, admit card today Latest News Update: In her letter to PM Modi, Mamata Banerjee appealed to postpone the engineering, medical based entrance exams amid health risk of students due to COVID-19 pandemic

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee appealed to centre to postpone JEE Main, NEET 2020

JEE Main, NEET 2020: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking postponement of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main) and National Eligibility Entrance Exam (NEET) scheduled in September. The Supreme Court had last week rejected petitions against holding the exams amid the coronavirus pandemic.

In her letter to the Prime Minister, Mamata Banerjee wrote, “The Central Government must not take a decision for which the students feel upset and also ensure that students are not deprived of the opportunity to take the examination. I am sure that you will appreciate the point and postpone these examinations until the situation is conducive again.”

Banerjee also expressed her disregard for the UGC guidelines to conduct the term-end exams in September. “This decision had a huge potential to put students’ lives at risk. We should not put any lives in jeopardy during this pandemic period by taking such unilateral, bureaucratic decisions,” the West Bengal CM wrote in her letter to Modi. Mamata has also tweeted the letter.

Now with the directive of @EduMinOfIndia to conduct NEET, JEE 2020 in Sep, I would again appeal to the Centre to assess the risk and postpone these examinations until the situation is conducive again. It is our duty to…

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