The Delhi High Court will on Thursday hear a plea by several National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) candidates seeking postponement of the medical entrance exam. The petition was filed by 15 candidates from across the country. Justice Sanjeev Narula will hear the petition. The competitive exam is to be held on July 17.
Through the petition, the candidates demand the postponement of the examination by four to six weeks. Students want to procrastinate on several grounds including clash in NEET, JEE and CUET exam dates. The petition also claimed that the gap of a few days in the dates of several examinations has led to extreme mental trauma and harassment, as a result of which 16 young students have committed suicide and left their families in a state of despair.
The petition, filed through advocate Mamta Sharma, said that the board exams got over in mid-June 2022 and students were forced to prepare for three national level exams without getting enough time to prepare.
The petition states that the respondents have scheduled the national level examinations of CUET, NEET-UG and JEE in the month of July 2022, with a time gap of 1 or 2 days, in which the syllabus of the three examinations is completely different.
The petition further stated that due to heavy rains and flood situation in different parts of the country, it is difficult for the students to travel hundreds of kilometers.
The petition also states that this year, the notification for NEET (UG) was issued almost 100 days before the examination and the examination schedule is unfair and arbitrary. Despite being aware of the genuine and valid grievances of the petitioners, the Respondents have failed to take timely decision regarding rescheduling of NEET-UG 2022 and are creating confusion among the students by not issuing the admit cards of the students till 11th. has given. of July 2022, the petition said.
It said that the interested students were under a legitimate belief that their concerns would be considered through various representations, but to the great surprise and surprise that the respondents, maintaining their ignorant attitude, maintained their ignorant attitude on the stipulated date of 17.07.2022 But has decided to conduct the NEET-UG 2022 exam. ,
The petition states that NEET-UG is one of the most challenging examination and if it is conducted as per the present schedule, it will cause irreparable loss of one year’s education and will cause great injustice to lakhs of students.
The petitions on behalf of several medical candidates were listed for hearing on July 14 after they were mentioned before a bench headed by Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Subramaniam Prasad on Wednesday.
— PTI. with inputs from
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