Over a 100 academicians, including professors from Delhi University, JNU, Central University of Kerala and California University, have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi supporting the conduct of JEE and NEET exams.
"We the members of academic fraternity fully support the government decision to conduct JEE and NEET exams," they wrote.
"The dreams and future of our youth and students cannot be compromised at any cost," they added as they hit out on those who criticised the government for going ahead with the examinations.
"However, some are trying to play with the future of our students simply to propel their own political agenda and oppose the government," they added.
"We hope and strongly believe that under your able leadership, the central government will successfully conduct the JEE and NEET exams taking full precautions to ensure that the future of students is taken care of and the academic calendar for 2020-21 is rolled out," the letter further added.
The academicians further added that they "wholeheartedly welcome" the government's move.
They also appreciated the Supreme Court for dismissing a petition for postponement of the exams.
The Supreme Court, in its order, said, "Any further delay in conducting the tests would result in the waste of a precious year for students."
Further, in the letter, the academicians said, "Youth and students are the future of the nation but in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, clouds of uncertainty have gathered over their careers too."
It may be mentioned here that there are a lot of apprehensions about admissions and classes and the academicians say these need to be resolved at the earliest.
Among those who wrote the letter to the Prime Minister include Prof. CB Sharma of IGNOU, Prof. Prakash Singh of the Delhi University, Prof. Sanjeev Sharma, the VC of MGCUB in Bihar's Motihari, Prof. Jayaprasad, the Pro-VC of the Central University of Kerala, and Prof. Ainul Hasan of the JNU.
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