75% JEE candidates from West Bengal unable to appear for exam, says CM Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee mentioned that 75% of the JEE Main 2020 candidates from West Bengal had been unable to appear for the Day 1 of the exams on September 1. She blamed the Centre’s “ego” for it and mentioned that in different states as nicely, solely half of the JEE candidates might appear for the essential engineering entrance examination.

The Bengal CM had been a part of the group of seven chief ministers who tried to transfer Supreme Court to problem Centres’ determination to conduct JEE and NEET throughout a pandemic. She had written twice to PM Narendra Modi on the difficulty as nicely however was unable to get a response.

Just a few different pleas had additionally been filed relating to suspending the exams however had been all quashed. SC mentioned {that a} full tutorial yr couldn’t be misplaced due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

JEE Main is scheduled to be held from September 1-6, whereas the NEET UG 2020 examination is scheduled for September 13.

What did CM Mamata Banerjee say?

“Our students are in great trouble. So many of them were not able to attempt JEE. That’s why we had requested the central government to appeal to the Supreme Court or review the matter again so that students are not deprived,” she instructed reporters, as per PTI.

She mentioned on Wednesday that solely 1167 candidates turned up for JEE on Tuesday from the 4652 whole West Bengal candidates for the examination regardless of all of the preparations made by the state authorities.

“Who will be held responsible for those who could not sit for the examinations due to the COVID-19 pandemic?” she requested, expressing her displeasure on the BJP-led Central authorities going forward with the JEE and NEET exams regardless of a number of appeals.

The CM mentioned that college students had requested for the exams to be postponed for just a few extra days due to well being issues and had not mentioned that they wouldn’t appear for the exams in any respect.

“I’m pained and I’m shocked. I’ll once more ask the Centre to evaluation what number of college students might sit for the exams and what number of couldn’t in several states,” Banerjee mentioned, expressing her disappointment and shock with so many college students unable to appear for JEE.

Steep journey prices to attain JEE examination centres

As per PTI, mother and father mentioned that getting to the JEE examination centres from their house districts was an costly matter.

Candidate Ayan Roy Mahapatra’s father had to pay Rs 25,000 to rent an SUV to cowl a distance of 365 km from Malda to Kolkata for the examination. His son appeared for JEE at a centre in Salt Lake, Kolkata.

Candidate Rohan Kundu’s father Vivekananda Kundu was apprehensive about having been contaminated with Covid-19 since he had to journey on a crowded bus to attain the JEE examination centre.

“We had to pay thrice the regular fare but the conductor still kept on picking up passengers without thinking for our safety. We couldn’t afford to pay Rs 25,000 for a car so we chose the public transport,” he instructed PTI.

The Bengal CM had been a part of the group of seven chief ministers who tried to transfer Supreme Court to problem Centres’ determination to conduct JEE and NEET throughout a pandemic. She had written twice to PM Narendra Modi on the difficulty as nicely however was unable to get a response.

Just a few different pleas had additionally been filed relating to suspending the exams however had been all quashed. SC mentioned {that a} full tutorial yr couldn’t be misplaced due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

JEE Main is scheduled to be held from September 1-6, whereas the NEET UG 2020 examination is scheduled for September 13.

What did CM Mamata Banerjee say?

“Our students are in great trouble. So many of them were not able to attempt JEE. That’s why we had requested the central government to appeal to the Supreme Court or review the matter again so that students are not deprived,” she instructed reporters, as per PTI.

She mentioned on Wednesday that solely 1167 candidates turned up for JEE on Tuesday from the 4652 whole West Bengal candidates for the examination regardless of all of the preparations made by the state authorities.

“Who will be held responsible for those who could not sit for the examinations due to the COVID-19 pandemic?” she requested, expressing her displeasure on the BJP-led Central authorities going forward with the JEE and NEET exams regardless of a number of appeals.

The CM mentioned that college students had requested for the exams to be postponed for just a few extra days due to well being issues and had not mentioned that they wouldn’t appear for the exams in any respect.

“I’m pained and I’m shocked. I’ll once more ask the Centre to evaluation what number of college students might sit for the exams and what number of couldn’t in several states,” Banerjee mentioned, expressing her disappointment and shock with so many college students unable to appear for JEE.

Steep journey prices to attain JEE examination centres

As per PTI, mother and father mentioned that getting to the JEE examination centres from their house districts was an costly matter.

Candidate Ayan Roy Mahapatra’s father had to pay Rs 25,000 to rent an SUV to cowl a distance of 365 km from Malda to Kolkata for the examination. His son appeared for JEE at a centre in Salt Lake, Kolkata.

Candidate Rohan Kundu’s father Vivekananda Kundu was apprehensive about having been contaminated with Covid-19 since he had to journey on a crowded bus to attain the JEE examination centre.

“We had to pay thrice the regular fare but the conductor still kept on picking up passengers without thinking for our safety. We couldn’t afford to pay Rs 25,000 for a car so we chose the public transport,” he instructed PTI.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that 75% of the JEE Main 2020 candidates from West Bengal were unable to appear for the Day 1 of the exams on September 1. She blamed the Centre’s “ego” for it and said that in other states as well, only half of the JEE candidates could appear for the important engineering entrance exam.

The Bengal CM had been part of the group of seven chief ministers who tried to move Supreme Court to challenge Centres’ decision to conduct JEE and NEET during a pandemic. She had written twice to PM Narendra Modi on the issue as well but was unable to get a response.

A few other pleas had also been filed regarding postponing the exams but were all quashed. SC said that a full academic year couldn’t be lost because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

JEE Main is scheduled to be held from September 1-6, while the NEET UG 2020 exam is scheduled for September 13.

What did CM Mamata Banerjee say?

“Our students are in great trouble. So many of them were not able to attempt JEE. That’s why we had requested the central government to appeal to the Supreme Court or review the matter again so that students are not deprived,” she told reporters, as per PTI.

She said on Wednesday that only 1167 candidates turned up for JEE on Tuesday from the 4652 total West Bengal candidates for the exam despite all the arrangements made by the state government.

“Who will be held responsible for those who could not sit for the examinations due to the COVID-19 pandemic?” she asked, expressing her displeasure at the BJP-led Central government going ahead with the JEE and NEET exams despite several appeals.

The CM said that students had requested for the exams to be postponed for a few more days because of health concerns and had not said that they wouldn’t appear for the exams at all.

“I am pained and I am shocked. I will again ask the Centre to review how many students could sit for the tests and how many could not in different states,” Banerjee said, expressing her sadness and shock with so many students unable to appear for JEE.

Steep travel costs to reach JEE exam centres

As per PTI, parents said that getting to the JEE exam centres from their home districts was an expensive matter.

Candidate Ayan Roy Mahapatra’s father had to pay Rs 25,000 to hire an SUV to cover a distance of 365 km from Malda to Kolkata for the exam. His son appeared for JEE at a centre in Salt Lake, Kolkata.

Candidate Rohan Kundu’s father Vivekananda Kundu was apprehensive about having been infected with Covid-19 since he had to travel on a crowded bus to reach the JEE exam centre.

“We had to pay thrice the regular fare but the conductor still kept on picking up passengers without thinking for our safety. We couldn’t afford to pay Rs 25,000 for a car so we chose the public transport,” he told PTI.

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