If exams are not held, won't it be a loss to the country? Students will lose the academic year, noted SC Bench
New Delhi: Amid the pressing demand by students to defer the JEE Mains 2020 and National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET), the Supreme Court of India on Monday dismissed the plea seeking the postponement of the two exams.
Heard by an SC Bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra, it said, "If exams are not held, won't it be a loss to the country? Students will lose the academic year."
The bench added, "Life should move on even in COVID-19 times. Can we just stop exams? We should move on."
A petition was filed by advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava on behalf of 11 students from 11 states who had moved the SC seeking relief amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and conducting the exam after normalcy returns.
While the engineering entrance is scheduled to take place from September 1 to September 6, the medical entrance is slated for September 13.