Pulwama: Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama region, which was in news for terror attacks, has now grabbed attention for achievements of locals in various sectors, specifically in the world of academics.
New Delhi/IBNS: A plea has been filed in the country's topmost level of judiciary seeking a second chance for all those students who could not turn up for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main and National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), which were held earlier this month amid Covid-19 pandemic, media reports said.
Kolkata/IBNS: In another instance of the ordeal of lakhs of students who appeared for the joint and medical entrance examinations, a Bihar boy missed the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) by a few minutes after travelling 700 kilometers from Bihar to West Bengal on Sunday, media reports said.
Kolkata/IBNS: In yet another change in the lockdown dates, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said the state won't witness complete anti-Covid-19 restrictions on Sept 12, keeping in mind the Joint Entrance Examination Main (JEE Main) and National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) scheduled to be held on the next day.
Kolkata/UNI: Kolkata Metro will run around 66 special trains on the day of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) on September 13 to facilitate the examinees. Those who don’t have smart cards will be issued paper tickets.
New Delhi/IBNS: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday said the government should listen to the concerns and voices of students over holding national entrance examinations for engineering and medical courses amid the coronavirus pandemic.
New Delhi/UNI: Attacking the NDA government at the Centre over its decision to hold JEE and NEET examinations amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that any decision in this regard should be taken after a conversation with the students and arriving at a consensus.
New Delhi/IBNS: Six Indian states on Friday moved the Supreme Court seeking a consideration of its order, that had allowed the central government to conduct the Joint Entrance Examination Main (JEE Main) and National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) in September, amid Covid-19 spread.
New Delhi/IBNS: India's Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Thursday said lakhs of students of the country want the conduction of engineering and medical entrance examinations, just a day ahead of the launch of countrywide protests by the political forces.
New Delhi/UNI: More than 150 academicians have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi supporting the decision to go ahead with holding the JEE-NEET, and not play with the future of students for their political agenda.
New Delhi/IBNS: After the day-long meeting of opposition parties' leaders, the Congress has announced that it will hold protests across the country on Friday against the Centre's move to go ahead with the engineering and medical entrances amid the coronavirus pandemic.
New Delhi/IBNS: The National Testing Agency (NTA), which conducts key entrance examinations in India, has asked all states to cooperate in holding the engineering and medical tests amid the coronavirus pandemic, adding that postponing them would affect the academic calendar.
New Delhi: Amid growing demand from a section of the student community over cancellation of the Joint Entrance Examination Main (JEE Main) and National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) examinations due to the COVID-19 pandemic scenario, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said the Indian students should find an acceptable solution to the situation.
Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday requested several opposition leaders including Chief Ministers of the non-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled states to knock the doors of the Supreme Court and even start a movement, demanding the postponement of Joint Entrance Examination Main (JEE Main) and National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET).
New Delhi/UNI: Indian Youth Congress (IYC) president Srinivas B V on Wednesday demanded from the Central Government postponement of the JEE and NEET examinations.