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Only non-serious aspirants, Modi-baiters want JEE-NEET postponed: ex Kota student

Most of those speaking against the JEE NEET schedule have no locus standi to comment on the matter, having never appeared for either of these exams themselves.

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India’s premier exams for admission into the top engineering and medical colleges of the country — JEE and NEET — frequently create news waves because of their difficulty level. This time, however, it is the coronavirus pandemic. Ever since the Narendra Modi government announced its plans to conduct the exams in September, a chorus of criticism has risen. Most of these — by various political parties and sections of liberal intelligentsia — are unwarranted, and are trying to mask various interests under the false pretence of students’ grievance.

Many of those speaking out have no locus standi to comment on the matter, having never appeared for either of these exams themselves. There are mainly three kinds of arguments that have been made against the present scheduling of these exams, and India’s engineering and medical ecosystem at large, and all three arguments need to be dissected and dismantled.


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‘Students don’t want this’

This is the first argument, which ignores the reality that no candidate who has seriously prepared for the exam will ever want it to get postponed. Competition to IITs/NITs is statistically quite difficult and, all factors included, only less than 5 per cent make the cut. I say this as someone who prepared for engineering entrance exams in Kota almost a decade ago, has friends from all of India’s top engineering colleges, and studied at the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Allahabad.

What I see is that a few students who are neither serious about these exams, nor are part of the club of those youngsters who might be pro-Modi/BJP, have hijacked the agenda and other political parties seem to have mistakenly given in. In fact, I’ll venture to say that some parties might be behind all this. Now before it seems that I’m putting across the viewpoint of a privileged person with no understanding of the struggles of non-affluent engineering aspirants, let me state that I do understand. Not only did I meet many such young aspirants in Kota, a very high percentage of my class at NIT hailed from lower-income backgrounds.

One of my closest friends from the institute belonged to a family whose cumulative annual income was less than Rs 1 lakh. This classmate of mine cycled 16 km every day to reach the coaching centre and then return home in Kanpur. During the long journey, he would think of solutions to difficult problems from his coursework. Another friend of mine lost his father at the age of five, and was raised by his grandfather who earned just a post office clerk’s pension. I have countless other stories. So, when I say that serious aspirants, whether affluent or not, will never want to get the exam postponed, I say it based on multiple interactions from cross-sections of society.

To those alien to the world of engineering and who have only heard of IITs, and not NITs, an analogy might explain a few things. IITs are like the three Khans of Bollywood — they enjoy world fame and are rightfully considered the torch bearers of their field. NITs are more like the likes of Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn who are bankable stars in their own right, but are considered inferior in terms of their brand value, ‘quality’ and fame. As an aside, think of the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS Pilani) as Hrithik Roshan — a more stylish and equally good version of these stars/institutes, and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) as the evergreen Amitabh Bachchan.

Preparation for the entrance exams is generally completed every year by the end of March. Thus, the argument that those with no access to online coaching classes couldn’t prepare, or were left disheartened due to the dates not getting postponed to October, doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. If the preparation has been disrupted, it’s of those students who hope to appear for the exams next year, in 2021. These exams are also conducted at a massive scale, like Indian elections, and thus, even candidates from smaller towns are likely to find a centre in a city within a 100-120 km radius.


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The political angle

Like any healthy democracy, India has a culture of protest. While this is helpful on many occasions, sometimes it also leads to a politicisation of issues crucial to national interest. And this politicisation of JEE and NEET is simply unwarranted. In the absence of any cohesive governance agenda, India’s opposition parties are merely grasping at straws. Many anti-Modi commentators, too, have joined the bandwagon under a false impression. However, it only takes three to four people to start a protest in a population of 100, and is never representative of the larger sentiment.

New Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh protest saw many protesters, including many young Hindus, but did it really affect Prime Minister Narendra Modi? The chaos around the NEET-JEE exams is unlikely to affect him either. Let me also clarify that neither am I a fan of the government, nor of Modi. I am merely amused and concerned by this liberal harakiri.


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No need to change the existing pattern

In the current debate around the exams, some have recommended an entire overhaul of the present competitive exam system, falsely suggesting that it promotes rote-learning. However, nothing can be further from the truth. Contrary to popular perception, top engineering entrance exams are never about rote learning. They are invariably about application of fundamental concepts, and don’t require any significant cramming of formulas.

The present examination system is also way more egalitarian than any of the suggested alternatives. Any attempt to make admissions more holistic and profile-centric will invariably favour those who come from big cities and affluent backgrounds. An ability to excel in Mathematics is somewhat innate; fluency in the English language, or having a great extracurriculars record is more a function of privilege.

As an avowed liberal, I make a request to my fellow liberals. Let’s not destroy one of those rare systems of upward-mobility, which works well in India for petty political and personal reasons.

The author is a former journalist. He holds a Bachelor’s in Computer Science and Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Allahabad, a Master’s in International Relations from O.P. Jindal Global University, and was a Young India Fellow at Ashoka University. Views are personal.

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154 COMMENTS

  1. This is opinion is frankly posted by an inept and privileged person. The counter arguments he presents to the postponement of exams are more rhetorical, anecdotal or simply stupid. So if some students’ test centres are 100 – 400 kms that’s just a small hurdle he writes, Mister who’s going to pay for the conveyance for those who with great difficulty managed to pay the registration fee. Ask this same question to your friend whose cumulative family income was less than Rs. 1,00,000.

    And by quoting examples of those underprivileged friends the writer seems to have got the pulse of what today’s underprivileged students are going through. This unresearched and incredible opinion has been posted by ThePrint only as bait to its readers and garner as many hits as possible. Sadly I fell for this and have contributed to this piece becoming a ‘Most Popular’ article.

    By the way who is Mr. Achyut Mishra ? His writing conveys clearly that India’s premier institutions produce only another bunch of privileged & insensitive Indians….is JEE really worth it ?

  2. Very correct and clear representaion of the majority of students and their parents sentiments..a big thanks

  3. very well said. no serious student wants the postponements of these exams . these exams require preparation for years before the exam and the standard examination date is around May . EVERY YEAR ,this is common knowledge and everyone knows this. People are treating as if cracking IIT is an afterthought , NO , it takes years of sacrifice and hard work

    When the first lockdown was declared students that actually care about the exams had done their preparations and were ready as ever. Further and further postponements will never be able to please everyone , why arbitarily stop at October then ? This whole argument is so dumb

  4. Wow you’re a student from NIT? Then why don’t you revealed your name? First of all, modi is a useless thing. No improvement in economic as well as development in India.

    As per your words, protest is been conducted by paakistani students. This shows that you’re a fan of yogi adithyanath. Your favourite drink must be cow’s urine and favourite dish be cow’s dung.

    If you tell us that you’re a NIT Student, we belive you ah? BJP bakth

  5. Since u r a student or ex it is good not to make this, a political issue. and ur complement or thinking or ur logic keep it to urself….. no one is here for ur openion. i think this is a fake msg by someone if the msg is truely writen by anyone then why not he/she mention his/her name.

  6. The comment section just confirms your article. Literally the only article I have read that is actually talking with reality and not pulling facts out of their ass.

  7. IIT expands to Indian Institute of Technology. The seats at an IIT are based on the equipment in the labs available for each different stream, the capacity of the hostels and the capacity of the halls. So if there are no students this year, next year IIT will not be able to take in double the students. This is not some arts program, where you double up the halls or conduct the same course on a different day and voila you are done. Even now, the labs are shared. On Mondays, 1-10 students go to x lab, 2-10 go to lab y and so on. And even within the labs, students 1-3 are on experiment 1, 3-6 on experiment 2, and so on. So there is very little excess capacity as is.

    Engineering education in the first year is even more capacity constrained. All students in the first year are taught the same subjects. In fact, some of the best students can and often do change their streams by being exceptional 10 pointers. There are only so many lathes, woodworking, machine shop, computer labs and so on. The capacity cannot be doubled even with capital expenditure, because you need to construct buildings, procure equipment that is expensive, and you need manpower in terms of lab assistants and more. You just cannot indulge in such an exercise in a year. Otherwise, IIT’s would have doubled their space to meet the demand for quality education.

    Now that is just the logistics and capacity of the resources in terms of educational resources. The hostels are an entirely different story. Even in normal years, students are house two to a room at least partially because of lack of suitable housing. And the rooms are less than six feet across. So where are you going to house double the first year strength? All IIT’s require you to stay within campus for a good reason, students need access to the resources often pretty late in the day or early in the day. So classes could be scheduled at 8.00 A.M., or as late as 8.00 P.M.

    Students at IITs use their summers to improve their skills, via internships or can be coopted into research projects that professors work on. IIT professors also have a full-time work load of research projects that are truly leading edge. So, this is very much part of the education a student at IIT is exposed to much more than just the classes. So comparison to other university which is 90% of the time a teaching institution is comparing apples to rocks.

    With all these constraints, IIT’s can either take on students this year or next year they can admit a slightly enlarged student pool of maybe 120% of the normal size. Postponing the JEE does not solve anything.

  8. I don’t understand how morons like this author and his supporters don’t think of a point! For stupid’s like you it is easy to pass comments when you are safe. Imagine writing exams like JEE/NEET with hand gloves and masks. When your brain choked for oxygen (with mask) and hands sweeting (with gloves) write the test and let’s see where your Score/rank stands. Add fear of infection and non availability of transportation to this. Let’s see where do you stand?
    It’s easy to underestimate others, but when you think from others POV you will realise it.

    • Abe gadhe, if JEE is postponed, you wont ever get a chance because there are a limited seats at IIT and which would be filled next year by next year’s aspirants!!!

      • I am genuinely concerned about the intelligence quotient of people writing blogs over the internet and also others commenting to it the fact that i am extremely anxious about this case and it involves my safety too i am forced to read every news related to it.and the more i read the more i am disappointed about my future my country’s future what the hell did just happen to us some 70 years ago we were the one fighting for our rights and today we are either misusing it or are distressed by the fact that if i wish to ask for my rights i may cease to exist altogether.why can’t people in power just for once do something solely for the people and not for their own selfish intentions. Saying some leader is useless wont be just helping coz they are the ones we vote for yes u heard me we choose them then why cant we stop choosing them too the govt which doesn’t realize that its power lies with the mass are idiots and the people who don’t realize that they together can make things better for themselves and choose to fight with each other are the worst idiots.

      • Hey you Pakistani idiot. Why is there first of all “limited seats” for a such a big country. One exam one fate is anyway a failed policy. What dont these Delhi pigs introduce continuous evaluation concept.

        IIT JEE exam is actually a scam the keys are known to connected students. Instead of having a few seats for a lakhs of aspirants why cant they scrap “one exam one fate” concept and replace it with continuos valuation.

        This “limited seats” graduates are anyway existing the country after getting subsidized education and the country anyway gets back nothing.

        We know why Islamic Jihadi party BJP is conducting exams, they want to DEPOPULATE India. Bharat Jihadi Party brought the coronavirus to India by means like Tabliki Jamaat, running of trains and flights through March, their next step in DEPOPULATION OF INDIA is not just exams, they want to open up schools. Islamic party BJP’s target death county is no less than 10 lakhs. Muhammed Narendra Mulla Modi’s award from Gates Foundation says a lot.

  9. Let’s me sum it up you readers,
    The author wants to say that if you are scared of dying from pandemic and want the exam to be postponed, then you are anti-modi, anti-bjp and therefore anti-nationalist….lol

    Disappointed with print, allowing an immature elite to write his dumb review and call it voice of public..
    There no need to read the crap

  10. Let’s me sum it up you readers,
    The author wants to say that if you are scared of dying from pandemic and want the exam to be postponed, then you are anti-modi, anti-bjp and therefore anti-nationalist….lol

    Disappointed with print, allowing an immature elite to write his dumb review and call it voice of public..
    There

  11. The writer is concentrating more to advertise and support Mr. Modi, as it’s clearly visible when he writes with pain that he is not a Modi supporter, ha.. haa. I do not think he is an engineer, an engineer cannot put it like this indirect acting.
    Regarding postponement of exam(Jee/Neet) this was mainly raised by Mr. Subramanian Swamy, so he is an anti Modi man?

    Dear friend, the protest and request for postponement is after experiencing rapid spread of Covid19 after exams of Karnataka state exam and Kerala exams (keams).

    You have every right to support any political party, no one can say that’s wrong, but please do not mix it with education, a lot of damage is done in Education system, but hope not to damage further, the value of education is appreciated and considered by educated people like you.

    This is only my personal view.

  12. 40%students are absent when that happened last times. Govt decisions are for elites ignoring the poor and marginalized students.
    What a view to print ex kota student🤣

  13. “ITs are like the three Khans of Bollywood — they enjoy world fame and are rightfully considered the torch bearers of their field. NITs are more like the likes of Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn who are bankable stars in their own right, but are considered inferior in terms of their brand value, ‘quality’ and fame”

    What nonsense.

    Have IIT ever won a Nobel Prize?
    Have IIT designed an Operating System of their own ?
    Have IIT designed a CPU on it’s own?
    Have IIT designed a programming language of it:s own ?

    Many students who land up here are not trained to become practical engineers. They study a lot of theory and clear exams. There is just too much academics. And almost all are trying to get a high paying job in India or abroad with the brand value of studying in these colleges. Many of them don’t even do the job in the field they graduated in. Many end up as managers, politicians, bureaucrats, economists etc instead of becoming dedicated engineers.

    • What are you talking about. This is the problem in India. We are talking about exam, and you are talking about value of IIT.

      • We know what this “exam” is about” This “exam” is a scam. THis exam does not test fundamentals, but is nothing but “riddle solving” where keys are known to connected aspirants.

        We know the main reason why Islamic Jihadi party BJP is conducting exams, they want to DEPOPULATE India. Bharat Jihadi Party brought the coronavirus to India by means like Tabliki Jamaat, running of trains and flights through March, their next step in DEPOPULATION OF INDIA is not just exams, they want to open up schools. Islamic party BJP’s target death count is no less than 10 lakhs. Muhammed Narendra Mulla Modi’s award from Gates Foundation says a lot.

  14. The exams should take place. If not now very soon. But the reasons sited by Mr Mishra are lame. He is far removed from reality. Most likely Kota factory did not teach him this.

  15. The author has written more about his acquaintances, his educational background, than the subject at hand. You might be very smart but we have not come to read about you, but to understand why people are willing or unwilling to take the exam.

  16. This is very poor from ThePrint. First, branding the other opinion as coming from people who never appeared for these exams. Then giving proof of your struggling background to get acceptability.
    For your information, I am still pursuing M.Tech in IISc and I am coming from a background where I needed to take loan even to join the M.Tech program. For those who dont know, IISc is far cheaper than any NITs.
    Though I believe no one should put hurdles before the exams and create uncertainties to the aspirants. I also believe the exams should not be happening at a time like this, in the first place. And I can surely say that some people have messed up their preparations due to the long standing lockdown. Especially those belonging to the families who need to earn everyday to feed themselves.
    So whatever opinion you have, its yours and yours only. No need to brand it right and the others fake.

    • @Sandipan Halder You are absolutely right!! The Print & all these *leftist scoundrels give baseless arguments and work against the people & nation most of the time!!

      Their paymaster’s China gave India the virus and there is partial lock down, transport will be problem, wearing masks & gloves will be a problem… All reasons you cite and there are many others to postpone the exams!!

      • We dont need these exams period. These exams do NOT test a students fundamentals, but prepogrammed “riddle solving” where keys are known to connected aspirants.

        Why should there be first of all “limited seats” for a student community aspirants in the lakhs. Why cant this whole thing be replaced by continuos valuations.

        We know the main reason why Islamic Jihadi party BJP is conducting exams, they want to DEPOPULATE India. Bharat Jihadi Party brought the coronavirus to India by means like Tabliki Jamaat, running of trains and flights through March, their next step in DEPOPULATION OF INDIA is not just exams, they want to open up schools. Islamic party BJP’s target death count is no less than 10 lakhs. Muhammed Narendra Mulla Modi’s award from Gates Foundation says a lot..

  17. Those who not want can abstain. Is there any penalty for this? None. So, those who want to appear and study further, let them do, those who do want, let them wait for as long as they want. They charges against exam are ridiculously unacceptable. After all, out of 15 lac only about 80000 make it to MBBS. Obviously, for some of the unsuccessful the exam is elitist. But then if a person is scared to appear for entrance test of a medical doctor, what would such a person do tomorrow if he / she is a qualified doctor and will be required to regularly work hard in difficult conditions.

    • For your kind information in jee we get just 3 attempts.
      What if a person would be dropper?
      What about him?
      Those who are infected? What about them.
      Earlier they said such persons will be allowed to give exam in separate rooms. Now saying u will be allowed to give later on
      Later on??? When? Jan 2021?
      Wow what a master plan to ruin life of lakhs.

    • Then what about a student who worked hard for years and is a good student who has potential score but is lying on bed
      I can see selfishness dripping from ur comment
      Think of everyone then everyone will be with u

  18. Well written by the author, and could well be absolutely true. If a student is truly driven, and has prepared well, he or she will write the exam at any cost. Because, this is an aspirational exam, for which students have been preparing hard for over 2 years. They have all been waiting to write this exam.

    • of course let’s increase our daily cases from 70k to 1 lakh , if they’re so adamant then why no do it in may , the government has never listened and will never will.

  19. I have an aspirant in my family. When i write next few lines, i want you to understand that this is what most families ad students are protesting for. I dont care of any political parties or student union bodies. I my state, my districts mere going out to buy daily grocery is equivalent to going on war. No one knows who gets infected by covid n where. Pple coughing sneezing everwhere. Our daily habit is take a bath before entering house n that too within an hour aftr going out if possible. We made a temp bathroom outside since covid. Under such scerario, do you expect me as a parent or my child as a teenager to go out to a different city, staying in some hotel, sitting a room of 30 40 people from scattered places n attend exam. You have my concerns. Its is not about study materials etc. Do not compare with other regions or people or previous years. This is a pandemic. Differnt cicumstances in different places n people.

  20. Honestly stop posting such unresonable and fake news. Literally no child or a student would want their exam to be postponed just because of a government. Its an epidemic thats on loose. And more importantly others exams despite having less students appearing has been postponed then why not jee-neet.

  21. Now I imagine, why you are named as you are named. Your article stinks. You couldn’t find yourself either on the side of students who wanted to write exam or those who don’t or even political party supporting it or not supporting it. By the way I am from one of the top IITs. And I have only one thing resonating true in the article that IITs are much better than NITs even in political thinking.

  22. Only one thing to say to this author…….#KItne me becha apne aap ko????? Even prostititutes have their soul intact…..you dalal journalists ve happily sold their body and soul to BJP for money…..you are a devil who can’t see a poor student belonging to the family of a daily wage worker struggling to survive during this pandemic……such brazen , pompous and outrageously shameless attitude towards the poor section of the society……..

  23. You have talked a lot of crap here. If you haven’t seen anybody being advised to gulp down formulas, I don’t know what you have seen. You might remember RC Circuit from physics. I must tell you how it is taught in FIITJEE. The teacher writes down the steps to solve questions on RC Circuit and never bothers about giving the whole picture of the topic. He teaches similarly for all other chapters and in the process while a student knows how to solve questions, he/she can never make a clear picture of the subject. He even dares to say ,”Exam first and enjoying the subject later”. You are right when you say that JEE doesn’t promote rote learning but in order to gain an advantage in terms of time, students most definitely utilize rote learning.

  24. Merely saying I know this fellow or that fellow is a silly way to argue when you are dealing with an issue that involves lakhs of students. If you are a serious commentator, give us at least a few statistics : what is the avg income of an JEE NEET qualifier? How many Indian students get to prepare under a Kota like coaching system? How many of this year’s aspirants are from the cities, and how many from villages and small towns? What is their means of accessing the exam centre?
    I don’t know what you learnt as an engineering student, but ar least you should admit that nothing is more concrete than data. And it is possible to get most of the data i mentioned above. Don’t be lazy : get the data and then you will find you are simply spouting nonsense.

  25. Sweet and simple…

    If the students are demanding their exams(jee,neet) to be postponed by putting the genuine reason that is the pandemic, everyone(serious, non serious) is getting an equal chance to revise their syllabus which is fair..

    At jee and neet level ,they are demanding their exams to be postponed and at the other side , graduate students demanding their exam should be conducted but their issue is the declined in the vacancies,even in the pandemic.

    Exams like railway ntpc -not coducted even they filled the form in 2018.
    Ssc CGL 2018- Waiting for their result to be declared as they due to less no. Of staffs ,result is pending(genuine).
    But with the ibps they are conducting exams and are releasing notifications for other exams too, they also facing the staff crunch,but how they are doing so. Only concern is declining in vacancies.(worst impact)
    Contradictory facts.

    So, what should we do?

  26. Wow …. i srsly think this dude has a 3 year dropper son or a brother who wants it any costs or he is hard core modi bhakth who is crying inconsolably on the inside seeing the dislike on mann ki bath …
    Well my above comment might be really derogatory .. well thats whats his article felt like .. Linkin every other problem in this coutry with the opposition , the left, the liberal etc … the bhakth way of seeing everything in black and white and ignoring the shades … their superb talent on GENERALISING …. well.. u know what u have not matured enough .. me being a doctor i understand that these competitive exams remain as some of the last strands for social upliftment in our otherwise corrupt society … but i also chose to think from the point of view of exm givers … this global pandemic has for forced us to sit at home .. it has unleashed an economic crisis in an already battered country thanks to modiji .. it will cripple our health care system soon .. dont u think the common man realises this .. wont he have some sort of fear before sending his only hope to an examination centre … yes thats what those protests are … FEAR …

    BY THE WAY U SEEM TO BELONG TO THE UPPER ELITE CLASS/CASTE WHO HAD GOT INTO AN ELITE INSTITUTION SOLELY BECAUSE OF LACK OF ANY SOCIAL ECONIMICAL IN UR FAMILY… SO ITS OKEI U DONT REALISE STUFFS LIKE THIS …

    and by the way ….. STOP JUDGING… ITS NOT UR CUP OF TEA …

  27. Several aspects have discussed in length. I only wish stress that only non serious, always under-prepared lot made hue and cry. Had it not happened now, would have created a lot of imbalance between the fresh batch and the defaulters of this exam.
    The government must put efforts to make NEET also computer based online exam.

  28. Bruh, you are forgetting that this is not a normal circumstance. I myself have given JEE and NEET last year, I can understand that students are looking forward to answering the exams but, looking at the alarming rise in cases, it is illogical to put the students in harm’s way.

    Btw You can’t just categorise the students as non-serious just because he/she doesn’t want to answer the exam in the current situation. The sheer anxiety due to uncertainty of day-to-day things is experienced by almost everyone, in this period of pandemic. Everyone has the right to be concerned about the well-being of their families and themselves.

    Besides thermal scanning is not 100% effective as, if someone is asymptomatic they would be able to pass through without any problem. Besides not all mask provide same amount of protection, the DIY masks that majority of people use, does practically nothing in ensuring safety of the user. Ensuring 6ft distance is a whole another issue in itself, the no of centres are always packed to the brim with the candidates, ensuring that this condition is always met is always met is almost next to impossible. Besides the public transport is in shambles, many candidates might find it harder to make it in time to the designated centre. The centre’s have shared toilets too which is a separate bag of worms in itself.

    The amount of possible factors that can go wrong are infinite. In this difficult times, the safety of students and citizens should be our main concern (if you wanna argue about how citizens get into this scenario, then most of the candidates come to the centre accompanied by their parents). Stop underestimating the Covid..

  29. Here is a bhakt who is trying to answer . Not just pandemic but there flere floods in many states roads have been cut off No official transport running and the govt thinks the students will fly in the air and come. It is very easy sitting in our drawing rooms and commenting as if nothing happened. Armchair politics.

  30. As these modi bhakts that there are lakhs of students protesting against it,not everything is related to politics, what they were doing is their fundamental right. So don’t be a bhakt be a country man.

  31. Excellent analysis by the author, and could very well be true. People who were clamoring for postponement, never had an answer to “what if October happens to be worse than September. Will you ask for further postponement? Are you then ready to lose a year? ” Gullible students being misled in believing that a vaccine will be out in a month. Or Private colleges backing this demand, so that admissions can be granted in an opaque manner, with capitation or fee differentials. And petty, opportunist politicians latching on to this topic for disruptive gains. Only a parent of a hard working, student with genuine intentions knows the anxiety off waiting endlessly. In that, I am happy that the exams have begun.

  32. Exactly! Those who protest are usually those who always make an excuse for their failure. Lazy students always depend on ‘tomorrow’ for starting their preparation but sadly tomorrow never comes for them. Particularly for this year, students attempting to give JEE/NEET entrance examination have all the time to prepare more than they could ever hope for. Its a shame that they are still unprepared and searching for an escape route. They make their fellow students who are serious and dedicated a mockery. Shame on them.

  33. Its true…i am a medico
    Last year cracked my neet exam.
    I understand the gravity and need of conducting exam within this month.
    Many of my friends( both freshers and repeaters) .are still struggling and they were in tension about further postponement because it was making them frustrated revising same syllabus again and again since 3 to 4 years with a tension of further postponement in mind.
    Many of my friends at coaching institute were tensed about the twitter trend as they donot use any social media so their voice cant be heard by government in case they get influenced by pstponement trend.

    And best part of that trend is that most of those ‘students’ joined after july june and their average tweet was approx 4to 5tweets per minute and atleast 50 to 100 tweets within 5 hours. (Thats what my classmates in medical college discussed after observing many twitter accounts.)
    No aspirant
    I repeat no aspirant have this much time to spend there.
    Some students did hv genuine cause due to floods andtransportation but government is ready to help out students.
    But for others..it was just a chaos
    And i observed that most of those account werent even real.
    I appreciate this move as corona cannot destroy one whole year of a genuine aspirant.
    Seriously speaking i cant believe students are opposing due to covid.
    No one want to be stuck here.
    Every one dream of getting a good college as soon as possible
    No one likes to ‘waste’ a year which already came out after 2 to 3 year of drops.

    Anyways this was the mentality what i observed amongst my friends going to appear for neet jee and their respective classmates who mostly wanted to ‘get rid of neet’ exam so that they can also enjoy some time relaxing without any stress which is a peak level since last few months.

  34. This is hilarious. Begging money for “objective” journalism while you spew out this utterly opinionated crap with no evidence for anything the elitist author says. 10/10 journalism. So completely oblivious to a global health crisis. How do you breathe with your head so far up your a**?

  35. I am neet aspirant I am ready for both either exam held In September or postphoned but there are many problems for students
    1.health risk and spread of covid 19
    2.transport unavaliblity “I am 60 km away from examination centre”
    3.mind disturbance
    Etc
    Keeping in view these problems exam should be held in 2021
    Life of student is valuable than future

  36. If your views are personal, then keep it personal…who said everybody is getting the exam centre at the range of 100-200 km? Yes hardships are important..but does it mean we need to impose it on students deliberately??? Such a hypocrite and egoistic person you must be.

  37. Seriously? Dude if you have nothing to do, please exist quietly. People are dying okay? Families are being torn apart and there are people whose houses are submerged in water. Even the most brilliant students won’t be able to give their best if their houses and books are submerged in water. Where have we gone wrong as a country? Have we lost the sense of humanity? Atleast don’t write such contents because people are genuinely in trouble and most people think that it’s just an excuse for the students who don’t study but hey, do remember that there’s a pandemic going on and India is the third almost second worst affected country. There is no question of how well the students have prepared. THE SITUATION IS REAL. You say you’re from an NIT right? You have brains. Use them. Also remember to have a heart too because brains aren’t enough. Do know that your country is not like the others and there are people who face many many many hardships and these exams are their only source to move out from such situations but in a scenario like this, you expect them to do well?

  38. Excellent analysis by the author, and could very well be true. People who were clamoring for postponement, never had an answer to “what if October happens to be worse than September. Will you ask for further postponement? Are you then ready to lose a year? ” Gullible students being misled in believing that a vaccine will be out in a month. Or Private colleges backing this demand, so that admissions can be granted in an opaque manner, with capitation or fee differentials. And petty, opportunist politicians latching on to this topic for disruptive gains. Only a parent of a hard working, student with genuine intentions knows the anxiety off waiting endlessly. In that, I am happy that the exams have begun.

  39. I am happy the author has hit the nail on its head. Nobody could have explained it so well. My heartfelt thanks to the author. I am a father of an aspirant, and I fully agree with the author. All students were ready in March to give exams. Then, the bandwagon clamored for postponed first due to COVID, and then due to floods. Then politicians, who have never been to college, started suggesting alternate methods. They made it a political issue, by getting drawn into it.

    Some students and parents want postponement because they feel the government will relent under pressure, and allow admissions based on marks. Private colleges, waiting for this situation, will have a field day by making money on capitation and differential fee.

    If a student really wants to write the exam he or she will do so, no matter what the situation is in the country. After all, a genuinely hard working student wants to move in life, progress in the academic journey, as a means to escape from this pandemic stricken monotonous life. Now that the exams have begun, let us all look at the brighter side of life.

  40. As many as 70 per cent of the students did not turn up on the first day of the Joint Entrance Examination (Main) in the two centres in Calcutta.

    Of the 2,623 students who were to appear for the exam on Tuesday at the two centres, only 771 turned up, said officials associated with the exams. The centres are TCS Gitobitan in Salt Lake and the Institute of Instrumentation & Metrology in Belghoria.

    The centre in Salt Lake had exams in two shifts and the one in Belghoria, about 15km north from the heart of Calcutta, had only one shift. In one of the shifts at the Salt Lake centre, more than 1,000 students did not turn up.

    Tuesday’s tests were for B.Planning and B.Arch. The JEE (Main), through which most engineering colleges admit students, will continue till the end of the week.

    Some students felt the exams should have been conducted in April, when there were far fewer Covid-19 patients.

    “There are so many cases around now. Hence, chances of contracting the virus are also more,” said Diya Mukherjee, who travelled from New Alipore to Salt Lake. “It is uncomfortable writing a test for three hours wearing a mask and gloves. The hands became greasy and there was the constant fear of infection at the back of my mind.”

    Diya, who was a student of Delhi Public School Ruby Park, appeared for the B.Arch exam on Tuesday but will not write Wednesday’s exam.

    “While I was coming out I saw many students waiting outside. I decided not to come back on Wednesday because there will be more candidates and greater risk,” she said.

    Some examinees complained about the quality of masks given at the exam centres. “What I usually wear is better than the one I was given at the centre,” an examinee said.

    Candidates arrived from across the city as well as several districts. Many had to shell out a substantial amount to reach the venue by hiring vehicles, while others had no option but to travel in crowded public vehicles.

    Candidate Rahul Kundu and his father started at dawn from Midnapore, took a bus to Howrah and then an app cab to Salt Lake.

    The Telegraph reported on Monday that some examinees had decided to stay away from JEE (Main) because of the fear of contracting Covid-19. Those who decided to appear in the exam were scrambling to hire vehicles so they could travel without exposing themselves to the risk of catching the coronavirus.

    • Those who gave the exam actually are those who really want them. I had prepared two years full on for this, and i wont back away at the end mo. Life must go on

  41. Author, are you an idiot?

    India is a complicated country with a high population. The number of students who are taking JEE is around 10 lacs. That’s not something you can overlook.

    The country can’t provide an exam centre in every damn city. Some students have to travel a long distance to make it to the exam centre.

    In a country where healthcare has collapsed long ago and we don’t have enough tests, are you sure that no student would get covid19 if he/she take the exam during these times?

    Or does it not matter because it’s the necessary risk or sacrifice that the country is ready to make, just like how we handled the migrant issue? If a few kids or their family members die, it’s fine because it’s about their career. Right?

    Now, let’s talk about this career issue. A few of my friends are complaining that the government had cancelled/postponed many job examinations. Why are we not conducting them? So, career is important only if you are taking admission to the college and not important when you have a degree and you need a job. Yeah, I get your point here.

    The exams are already late. So, admissions will be late anyway. Then, why is it bad to have them a little late? Students will get more time to prepare. I have taken numerous entrance exam including Jee and other college tests, and I have never complained about getting more time to prepare.

    In the news, I saw kids saying that they will forget if the exam is delayed. What does it mean? If you truly understand a topic, you can’t forget it even after ten years. A revision is all you need.

    What about those who don’t get a good rank or qualify the exam in the first try, and then, they try again next year and get a good rank?

    So, basically, the students who are asking for postponements are not the students who are not serious about it. In my opinion, the students who want it to happen now are the students who lack serious self-confidence in what they studied.

    Those who want postponement are basically confident enough that they can still crack the exam even if it is taken after a while.

    If you look at the stress factor, a lot of students feel stress during the exam. And are you sure that this pandemic won’t affect their stress? Imagine going you the exam while making sure in every way that you don’t touch something accidentally and take their virus to your nose.

    God! It’s even stressful to take an evening walk without worrying about contracting virus. The government think that taking the exam is okay?

    Sure. I get your point. Exam matters. Lives don’t. Because we did the same when migrants were suffering. We are doing the same for the young generation of India.

  42. If this would have been postponed by Pro Modi/ supporter, why is Pakistan involved and trying to stop this. A big thing. Basically the Jihadis are trying hard to stop development in any possible way.
    Hahaha. Hahaha

  43. Wow!!! Didn’t expect the print to publish such an article. None of the real problems we face are being raised in this. Before you call me non-serious NEET candidate let me tell you I scored 95% in class 12th and 566 in Neet 2019 (any Neet Aspirant will tell you that’s it not a bad score with class 12th). Secondly, I hail from a traditional BJP supportive modi loving family. So I am not a modi “baiter”.
    We want exams to be postponed not because we haven’t studied it’s because of floods/ covid. Now I know covid won’t go away in 2 months. But the government has no plan the promised SOPs have failed in every previous exams. Comed-K and KCET were a disaster with lesser candidates. We want the government to make arrangements to save us because we do not trust the SOPs. Trains are not running candidates have centres 500km away in some cases. With hotels closed how will they go ? Will they go on the same day? Travel for 5-10 hours and then appear for the exam??? Talk about level playing field. NTA was asked to provide atleast 1 centre in each district and it’s no way close to it.
    Also, the postpone voices were not started by the opposition in the first place. Genuine students with some teachers started trending it on Twitter with no support from any media outlet (including the print) and any political party. It became political after subramanian swamy came out in support. Get your facts right. We expect more from an independent media outlet.

  44. Bhai sahab aapka kuch point sahi hai but not all are right.Jo student 12th ke saath JEE ya NEET ka exam de rahe hai unka to syllabus till November tak ho jata hai jo Coching le rahe hote hai lekin jo droppers hai kya unka padhai March tak complete ho jata hai nahi to unka kya hoga jo online padhne ke liye capable nahi the unka time waste hua na government unke liye kiya kiya . Mai 2021 me board ke saath JEE dunga aur agar Jan me exam le liya jayega to loss hua yo kaise recover karenge. Bhai india me yahi do exams nahi hai aur bhi exams hai ex-SSC, Railway , Banking,etc kya unka exams time pe liya gaya jo 2-2,3-3 year se wait kar rahe aur unemployment increase kar rahe hai ,inka kya hoga batau.kai students ka age last ho gaya yo kya karenge ,because government ko unki paisa dena padega after job .lekin jee ,Neet walo se paisa lena bas isi liye government itna excitement dikha rahi hai. Marne wale marte rahe(students) koi problem nahi government ko. Ham sabhi students ka slogan hai” Modi hatao desh bachao”. Thank you.

  45. If this would have been postponed by Pro Modi/ supporter, why is Pakistan involved and trying to stop this. A big thing. Basically the Jihadis are trying hard to stop development in any possible way.

  46. We understand that you are a damn blind follower. That’s why you are fetching propaganda and fake news supporting the govt. I don’t know why article from this website came into my timeline. Going to block it immediately

  47. The writer was a student in the same position as these aspirants at least a decade ago. Isn’t that just everybody your age in this country? How does that make you special enough to comment on the plight of today’s aspirants? Also how do you even decide on the ‘seriousness’ of another student? Is that why you left your edu credentials here, to validate your seriousness radar? And you have conveniently skipped backing your many sweeping assumptions with facts or statistics. There wasn’t a pandemic of this scale ravaging the country 10 years ago, on top of several states and regions being in various stages of systemic lockdown! Do not undermine a person’s fear for their life or their family’s just because they are a student and hence are “meant to” only focus on studying and clearing exams. Otherwise what, they’ll be judged on their authentic preparation, their seriousness?!

    • Isnt Muhammad Narendra Mulla Modi ‘s masters already in Pakistan and China ???

      We know the main reason why Islamic Jihadi party BJP is conducting exams, they want to DEPOPULATE India. Bharat Jihadi Party brought the coronavirus to India by means like Tabliki Jamaat, running of trains and flights through March, their next step in DEPOPULATION OF INDIA is not just exams, they want to open up schools. Islamic party BJP’s target death count is no less than 10 lakhs. Muhammed Narendra Mulla Modi’s award from Gates Foundation says a lot..

  48. My doubt is that why this channel only put forward supporting modi government and the saled foolish hrd mininster Nishank
    Can’t you see the matters out there
    This is the reason that we consider all news papers like toilet papers

    ‘ We ashamed to be an Indian ‘

  49. My doubt is that why this channel only put forward supporting modi government and the saled foolish hrd mininster Nishank
    Can’t you see the matters out there
    This is the reason that we consider all news papers like toilet papers
    Lets take an example. You all media put the visual inside the campus which in favour with modis sop.
    But you all dont even put a photo of the mass crowd that is outside the campus infront of gate and all.
    Cant you make any sence
    You media, modi government, that nishak all make us to say
    ‘ We ashamed to be an Indian ‘

  50. The writer was a student in the same position as these aspirants at least a decade ago. Isn’t that just everybody your age in this country? How does that make you special enough to comment on the plight of today’s aspirants? Also how do you even decide on the ‘seriousness’ of another student? Is that why you left your edu credentials here, to validate your seriousness radar? There wasn’t a pandemic of this scale ravaging the country 10 years ago, on top of several states and regions being in various stages of systemic lockdown! Do not undermine a person’s fear for their life or their family’s just because they are a student and hence are “meant to” only focus on studying and clearing exams. Otherwise what, they’ll be judged on their authentic preparation, their seriousness?!

  51. Uneducated politicians have to hear their own voice. Nobody else gives credence. The so called suffering students are able to roam the streets and malls, that too without masks. One can see them hanging out in groups everywhere. But, they can’t write an exam. I fail to understand what role the parents have in all this. The protesting politicians had threatened to move the Supreme Court. Why didn’t they. The rascals knew that the court would throw them out.

  52. Writer doesn’t understand pandemic and ABCD of epidemiology…plus public administration points are totally missing…dude your article was pretty much all over the place expect important target points.

  53. When a person compare IIT with bollywood zeros I can understand his iq & knowledge of understanding things around it.. The most funny part is they are publishing this kind of article is unimaginable.. Great going The Print.

  54. Bramhin naturally supporter of RS follower of Nodi, who thinks himself more intelectual than those are requesting for not cancellation but for deferring

  55. Exactly! Those who protest are usually those who always make an excuse for their failure. Lazy students always depend on ‘tomorrow’ for starting their preparation but sadly tomorrow never comes for them. Particularly for this year, students attempting to give JEE/NEET entrance examination have all the time to prepare more than they could ever hope for. Its a shame that they are still unprepared and searching for an escape route. They make their fellow students who are serious and dedicated a mockery. Shame on them.

  56. Exactly! Those who protest are usually those who always make an excuse for their failure. Lazy students always depend on ‘tomorrow’ for starting their preparation but sadly tomorrow never comes for them. Particularly for this year, students attempting to give JEE/NEET entrance examination have all the time to prepare more than they could ever hope for. Its a shame that they are still unprepared and searching for an escape route. They make their fellow students who are serious and dedicated a mockery. Shame on them!

  57. 1st of all why government is not taking railway and bank exams why neet and jee…..see the level of money government earn by these two exams are very much..i don’t know about much fees structure but IIT students annual fees is about more than 1 lakhs and doctors lol the private colleges take more than 30 lakhs as token money only… of course of gdp is going in minus and government need to make money at last people like us suffer….

  58. There was no justification in any of the points you made. You choose to ignore that a highly contagious virus is on rise and this is the main reason for which we are demanding postpoenement. Please stop this toxic journalism and spreading fake propaganda.
    You should be ashamed to call yourself a journalist. Shame on you.

  59. Bokuas boltay hai .This report is fake.Our govt is not sympathetic towards the students.
    Good journalism should not be one sided.

  60. even you are ex kota student…..
    .dont include politics and parents grievance to not send their ward in pandemic ……..if it is such then why don’t you go and do work to make hospitals for corona or work as doctor……..why post useless post……..
    we ppl not want neet to be cancelled instead just postponed till diwali ………as many students while rushing back in lockdown even didn’t take study materials…….wht about them

  61. You are the reason behind the corruption.Being a media official you lack authenticity we students are struggling and you are here providing all false news.Be a part of that 28 lac student and get a taste of how arrogant our government is.This year I could finally say India as a countryside has lost its democracy under BJP and Media play.

  62. If you guys don’t know then let me tell you.. Our country to no whole world is suffering from COVID19.. Andojr country is at 3rd position for that… And even broke the record of highest corona cases in 24 hours… Heard of that???
    More than 12 states facing floods…. Heard of that?? I think no
    The request for postponing the exams are genuine.. Don’t make it political issue…
    We are not against modi sir…

  63. I’m also a former Kota student, got a reasonable rank in JEE, and studies CS into a Tier 1 school. Hopefully that qualifies as a serious student, in your eyes.

    Now, pray tell me, did you do a random sample survey to assert that students don’t want this? And it’s only Modi “haters” who are protesting? Your assertions are without any basis and reek of elitist mentality. I would have most probably skipped the exam if there was even one person above 60 years old in my household. I imagine many students would have this issue, they might be okay taking the risk themselves but can’t afford to risk the lives of their relatives.

    Government needs to figure out a gameplan to conduct these exams and ensure access, at a time when there is minimal public transport and the whole situation is fraught with many failure points.

  64. False news it is showing in these pics because most of the exam centres are not like that which it is showing they are horrible it only showing what it want to show why it is not revealing tha in Lucknow an Gujarat because of no internet exam was not completely conducted and most of the students even not attended atleast to the exams i think this channel is showing fakes only not the real truth

  65. Excellent. These so-called liberals & politicians including Modi baiters are putting the student’s career at significant risk. It is rightly pointed out those who were protesting were non-serious students, most of them not intended or even have serious attempts for these examinations. Most of them are party workers & try to get political mileage against the Government.

    Anyhow the Government is firm in conducting the exams that are a relief to the major student communities. Even agreed to conduct the special exams for the students from the flooded areas who could not make it depending on the genuineness of the case what more you want.
    We appreciate about the good arrangements has been made as per COVID sops. Students are happy & feel safe.
    Thanks

  66. This is exactly what the students are saying who have genuinely prepared for it…Even me… Postponement is an escape, not a solution…If Corona stays with us for 1 year, they will try to make govt postpone it for 1 year…then next year, double the number of candidates for the same number of seats, then they will scream why didn’t they take the xam in the last year, now we have to suffer ! It has been politicised to a very high level… because all such parties are now thinking themselves as a Messiah for the students…coz 20 lakhs students mean 40 lakhs parents, maybe this will be in crores, so hoping that number of votes in future, they have run their dirty agenda like this ! This is about students future, and these things can stop because of a bloody virus…These are the demands of only those who have no connection with studies, they don’t know what is an entrance exam and what is engineering curriculum, and some parents too whose children are not at all fit to appear in JEE…..
    The students who have appeared are relieved now, they now don’t have to book a seat in costly private colleges, they are now able to showcase their hardwork through their xams……All I hope is that the xam shall be concluded without any hassle, maintaining all the instructions and guidelines for safety by the students and everyone !

  67. Literally plz stop blaming students it was very genuine to postpone the exams. Agar yahi July me bhi conduct krte to ham Kuch soch skte the magar itne floods me transport problem k sath aur itne covid cases me. Aur agar ham infect Ho gye to jo neet aur mains dono denge unka kya… Aur Flood effected area walo ka exam bad me hoga agar to vo advance Kaise denge….. Zid pe aake mains to kr Liye but students don’t think so ki neet aur advance abhi hona chahiye it should be actually after Diwali

  68. correct evaluation of facts,, the political class which has already destroyed graduation classes is now trying to focus on undergraduates by jumping on to this bandwagon, To create anarchism these regional players with help of Rahul the royal scion of Congress want to portray themselves as saviour for students, the irony lies in fact that Congress ruled states are themselves conducting various state level exams in rajasthan etc, asking for opening of metros ,public transport, religious congregations but don’t want national level exam.l wish Good luck to all students who worked hard for years for their better future,,but weren’t born with silver spoon in their mouth as most of our dynastic politicians opposing NEET are

  69. I am very happy with the thoughts put out forward and I too also wanted to put the same things. The truth has been put forward by him whether you think bikau or whatever. Rightly said a serious candidate will find his way of transportation and other difficulties without complaining and who wanted to postpone ask yourself how did your last two years went and what was your jee mains percentile in January if jee aspirant think wisely you will realize that you were only those who either filled form for timepass or because of your “pita ji”. The students who have problem is of great concern but the students who don’t have any problem but they still want it to be postponed is of much greater concern for the future of the country.

  70. The government could have easily conducted NEET and JEE when cases in India were at its minimum. Now they want to conduct the examinations when Covid cases are at its peak, and amidst the floods in several states. That’s Indian government logic. They enforced a full lockdown when cases in India were at its minimum, and they started unlocking when the number of cases started to increase. Shame on the Indian government!

    • The whole world has been unlocked again…Don’t u know ?? Life can’t stop because of it…if u want year-long lockdown then u urself stay at home…when there were lockdowns, people still got out of homes, they never cared about this, everyone thinks that nothing will happen to them…now people need to return to their work or they will be ruined…and coming to xams, did u know that time that covid cases will be so high by now ??? Why r u blaming the govt, blame the Indian people who never cared about this and shamelessly got out of their homes, without masks, never maintaining physical distance…if the govt could know that cases will rise like this, they would have taken the xam…
      If they had taken the xam earlier, u would have said postpone postpone !!!
      Now u r saying why not taken the xam earlier !
      Don’t be so confused …

  71. I agree with your viewpoints. Just to add, there is this paid and TRP hungry media, Bihar and W Bengal elections, an unsatisfied FM that India will never have, and all the fringe elements, adding fuel to the fire. For TN, it is always about canceling NEET and not postponements.

    Also, these students are in highest immunity bracket. Natural calamities and problems of BiMaRU states need long term strategy.

  72. Mostly the rich students , having the power to ensure their seats with huge capitation fees and from the giant coaching world are spreading these type of fake news not wanting postponement. The general students, who are mostly middle class, and faced huge problems during the pandemic, genuinely want postponement. They need a little more time. But the voice of the rich is heard first, as is the rule.

  73. Mostly the rich students , having the power to ensure their seats with huge capitation fees and from the giant coaching world are spreading these type of fake news not wanting postponement. The general students, who are mostly middle class, and faced huge problems during the pandemic, genuinely want postponement. They need a little more time. But the voice of the rich is heard first, as is the rule.

  74. Mostly the rich students , having the power to ensure their seats with huge capitation fees and from the giant coaching world are spreading these type of fake news not wanting postponement. The general students, who are mostly middle class, and faced huge problems during the pandemic, genuinely want postponement. They need a little more time. But the voice of the rich is heard first, as is the rule.

  75. Before circulating the fake news, look at the facts.

    Why do the countries at least which arent even in the top ten in corona cases arent opening the schools or conducting their exams?

    Is it because those students didnt prepare for the exams or is it because their government gives more importance to safety?

    We didnt ask for cancellation of the exams, we know this is not a fair decision.
    We are asking for postponement.

    Conducting exams will not be a problem if SOP is implemented. If this was the case, nos tudents would be against the conduction.

  76. Every kid wants to excel in these examinations moreover no kid is fully sure for hus/her selection. If given an opportunity even the smartest one would like more time even if it takes a lot more efforts.. Those who actually dont want it to be postponed are those who actually dont care and “just want to get over with.” Also you cant blame students for telling the govt to care for them.. This is harsh. They are all in it together.

  77. Goodbye to you too .never gonna vist your website.
    First i thought this one is not unlike those bikavu channels.
    Bt tumne b ghusss khaya kya?

  78. Fake journalism.
    Life is precious for all no matter u studied or not.and the problems being raised are genuine.
    Students who have studied well ,their studies are not gonna go in vain ,there are always non serious students bt these things are put forward in this extra ordinary situation because we value our life our parents life more then anything.and look arround wth your eyes open u will see thousands of students facing the real problem.
    Education is for everyone .
    Atleast this bad let us know where india stands actually ,evry fuckin agency is corrupted and biased.
    Democracy is fucked up by ruling morons

  79. You all are trying to politically cover everything thing whereas we students have genuine reason And are critically thinking about this unlike the government

  80. I think you are not living in this world … When there was 1 to 100 CORONA cases then it was lockdown and when there are more than 70000 cases per day you are just thinking about exams …… How selfish…
    I think u are a bus***d who is just happy with his so called NIT degree…. My friend is in IIT Madras ,so what ?….

    A student in this pandemic situation gone today 45 kms to exam center ……finding no transportation bicycles 5 km in this rain….. And then kept the bicycle near a shop.. boarded a bus fully loaded with students and reached there ….. After coming home, he got for CORONA test and found him positive……

    He told that exam went so good that this time he will get any of the top colleges…

    But who will take responsibility if he will die or anything would happen to him…

    Some people like you who were stuffed with a rich father’s money… Will say that he should have taken a cab…. Then I will say that cab is not affordable for all….

    • Supreme Court got paid by Bharat Jihadi Party which actually brought the virus to India.

      We know the main reason why Islamic Jihadi party BJP is conducting exams, they want to DEPOPULATE India. Bharat Jihadi Party brought the coronavirus to India by means like Tabliki Jamaat, running of trains and flights through March, their next step in DEPOPULATION OF INDIA is not just exams, they want to open up schools. Islamic party BJP’s target death count is no less than 10 lakhs. Muhammed Narendra Mulla Modi’s award from Gates Foundation says a lot..

  81. First of all, the headline is misleading.. when it says ex-Kota student, one expects that the author has recently been in Kota, and so knows the pulse of the students. Instead, the author turns out to be one of those fuddy-duddies who claims that he was once young and so is qualified to know what the young want right now!!

    Second, there’s a lot of conjecture, name-calling, boasting, beating about the bush and a whole lot more whataboutery. The one thing that needed to be there, but is not, is facts! The one attempt at producing a fact is also botched up – a maximum of 120 km travel to an exam center. The fact is, that a student in a remote corner of Arnuachal Pradesh will have to travel 500+ km to the one center in the state – Itanagar. Worse, the author assumes that IIT aspirants come only from cities and towns – how elitist is that?!

    The only aspect the article really sheds light on, is why the author is now a ‘former’ journalist!!

  82. Based on the fact that the world is facing a pandemic situation right now hits different
    I myself am ready for the exam
    Of course, my exam center is far from my local hometown
    But, distance is not a problem for me

    The problem is – if you become responsible for your life and your family lives

    Every educated person out there will now, how cruel this virus is
    Many also Stated it shouldn’t be taken lightly

    We only demand postponement when the crisis is at its peak now
    Am sure, anyone in the right mind agrees with me

  83. This is not rightly articulated all points. Like when u say few stories of students have economical or social problem still want to give exam. Fear of loosing children life acting as a tool to prove some one right or wrong or hearing sorry from ministers will not fullfill the losses also commenting students who are not serious wants postpone these are ridiculous.

    There are genuine problems, fear, suggestions etc. So it is very unfair to put things in one way to prove Govt right and all other wrong.

    Govt is not responsible for anything like they said from 21 sept students from 9 – 12 class can go to school for guidance with letter of parents & guardians, if anything happens they will close again, So doing experiment and than Authorize letter person is responsible. Where Govt in picture.

    Go out now whole India is open. Health ministry says till deepawali all will be under control. How they know ? Like less testing in Delhi, Gujarat and many other states. Soon all news will be blank and all will be okay. So enjoy go out have picnic as all tourism, hotels , restro, malls , why to keep cinema halls also close open it and take Authorize letters for that also.

    Please be sensible what to open how to open why to open need to be justified. 6 – 12 months of love fe is not big loss than a single life.

    If any one only think for his / her own good and ignore even one loss of life is inhumanity and insensitivity. Rest all are wise.

  84. Sir, I have no words to express my disappointment. I would not argue with your views but your views are detrimental to a healthy education system. No matter what you say, India is a developing nation with all the engineers. I wonder how serious you were with your course. Do you still feel like an engineer? Have you engineered anything throughout your career till now? Sir, with these attitudes‌, India will remain a developing country. That’s a certainty. Please come out and ask us. We, the students, have an opinion as well.

    • Says another stooge so far not infected by the pandemic which was brought about by this government. Things generally turn around and opinion will then reflect.

      We know the main reason why Islamic Jihadi party BJP is conducting exams, they want to DEPOPULATE India. Bharat Jihadi Party brought the coronavirus to India by means like Tabliki Jamaat, running of trains and flights through March, their next step in DEPOPULATION OF INDIA is not just exams, they want to open up schools. Islamic party BJP’s target death count is no less than 10 lakhs. Muhammed Narendra Mulla Modi’s award from Gates Foundation says a lot..

  85. This is not a comment to the post. This is to YOU the moderator.
    Sad to know that now your channel is also the same as other media channels doing Modi Bhajan.
    You Media has the responsibility to show the truth and make the system work in a correct way.
    I know this govt. is putting a lot of pressure on big govt. officials. So nothing wrong in you supporting the government for survival.
    Anyways I’m done here.
    Bye

  86. To all the liberal fools who are stuck at opposing everything which the government says I have a simple and sincere request…please keep your mouth shut at places where you don’t even have a locus standing. JEE and NEET are as important to the nation as the holy Ganga water is important in the house of a pious Hindu and zamzam to a Muslim. A year without these exams would create excessive completion the next year thereby preventing the deserving future doctors and engineers to serve the nation, also not to forget all the seats of this year ranging in lakh would go unfilled. Speaking about the flood situation , lakhs and lakhs of students giving exam from big cities would be deprived of their dreams just for the sake of a few stuck in flood waters. Only the non serious student who thought the exams will be cancelled this year and couldn’t complete his syllabus on time would give such a fool’s logic of the fear of Pandemic while himself going for a leisure stroll every evening. Speaking of the extremely dimly cognitive opposition of the country which has made a habit of creating anarchy in everything and everywhere even if it is for the general good of the whole country , all I want to say is stop being a pain in the ass of the masses and serious students and do something more useful. Exceptionally well written article indeed

  87. Listen ,is this guy gonna take the responsibility of all the students appearing for the exams??? ,ssly . First of all SOP’s are not followed in many places,IT IS WHAT IT IS. floods, PANDEMIC, difficulties in transportation none of this matters right. Yeah,we’ll give an exam and possibly get infected (possiblity being very high) get our parents infected (me having their grandparents at home ) and yeah just do it.. right??
    The authorities can’t keep their own officials safe (back to the real world)(by this I mean their ministers too) but just frick- frack-snick-smack the students there, Yeah totally… Why not ??” An academic year will b wasted” No it won’t. Just get ur facts right.
    Bruh ssly , these exams are a do or die situations for us and all u gotta say is political agenda?? well with politicians busy inaugurating buildings and doing photoshoots that’s all u see.
    Academics can be maintained
    TLDR ; THIS ARTICLE TO WHICH I HAVE COMMENTED IS THE HEIGHT OF STUPIDITY AND HYPOCRISY

  88. This guy didn’t sound like a studious person but rather a non serious candidate. His comparison with film actors is so nice that he deserves to be a politician rather than getting into an IIT and becoming an Engineer. Just imagine the exact same guy getting infected with Covid and unable to give the exams or not prepare well and ending up in some other engineering colleges

  89. Wow a moron appears in the grass do I throw a pokeball on this moron? No. Did an engineering to study from “OP JINDAL” CALLS HIMSELF POOR. Sure man I believe you.

  90. Typical pandemonium situation in the wake of a pandemic….
    Days of lock down are over. We, the citizens of India, can’t be selective. We can’t only expect other people to go out there and ensure our daily supplies and maintain essential services. It is time each one of us do our bit. Get out there and face the world and take responsibility for our safety.
    How are these people who do not want to take the exams surviving? Courtesy those taking on the dangers? For how long can this continue?
    Come on, go on out there and face the world.

  91. the think is coronaviruse is not only affect old people and small childreen , when any one get affected we may get cured but we may lose our 10 – 50 year of our life , yes because this will allso effect heart, lungs and kidney ,so think big guys , we are future people, we r going lose our life finally very fast than before , so lets live every singal day, count down starts

  92. Climate activists such as Licypriya ,Jerome foster,Greta Thunberg,Sophia Mathur, activists from Kenya , Germany supported genuine students scared of a very real pandemic.

    Protests in the streets were by political leaders because they wanted to take advantage of an opportunity where genuine concerns were rejected by the government after crores of tweets , thousands of mails and calls.The political angle was not given by students

    And Kota the biggest ” dalal” ,” gangster” of these exams,the millions worth industry playing with middle class people’s money is about to end in the next 10 years .

    The system needs to change .Why? Because there are dropouts from IIT’s who end up doing nothing.
    There are IIT Ian’s working as a teacher in that same KOTA factory.

    A view from a unbiased citizen of india.

  93. I am not sure about situation today but when I appeared for JEE, my center was Bhopal and I used to live in Chhtarpur. Distance between them is 300 KM. Without bus and trains I dont think there was any other way to travel. Also, you would have to go atleast a day early for exam. Without safe hotel accomodation it was not possible for me to attend. I am sure 95 percent of people will find a way out, leaving 5 percent without fair chance. All that gives credibility to IIT and AIIMs is that they are fair and provide equal chance to all.

  94. Students do not like postponement of any exam n it is clear from the fact so many hv downloaded their hall tickets. There is clamour to open up everything, but suddenly r worried about students writing exams.

  95. Students do not like postponement of any exam n it is clear from the fact so many hv downloaded their hall tickets. There is clamour to open up everything, but suddenly r worried about students writing exams.

  96. And how would this guy feel if I say that “You’re just saying this because you’re a Modi Bhakt and are not even someone who’s gonna go in a major risk through exams”? Let’s not include politics into such matters and put it forward as it is. It’s rather better to not put up such articles.

  97. You are bang on….science students with two years of hard work and their parents can understand the agony behind further deferment of JEE/NEET. Having hailed from rural background and parent of a son who is appearing for the NEET, my blood boils when people arguing for deferment without knowing the pain of a zero year. Whether RAGA and his pseudo liberals can abbreviate NEET and subjects to be studied to appear for NEET?? Sonia would have known the pains of competition had he son ever studied…

  98. I agree with this. Modi baiters and Pappu followers wants student to have Zero academic year and spoil their career. Finally “The Print” shows the actual truth which few readers from the comments section don’t agree.

  99. Please stop posting this fake news. The need for the postponement is very genuine. Pls use your power to spread the truth and don’t be ‘bikau’

    • As a student from a coaching institute with 10000 students I can confirm this is true. We have been preparing for a year. Majority of us started preparation from 11th grade and many even as early as 6th grade. All our sacrifices and decisions have led up to this moment. I recently conducted a poll on our telegram channel of which these 10000 student are participants. A whopping 96% students didn’t want the exams to be postponed. And the rest cited reason of uneasinness when thinking about writing exams wearing masks and gloves . Of any student has a difficulty in writing the exam they need to reach out to NTA directly and NTA needs to verify the claim via a district administrative personnel and get the correct percentage of students who actually have difficulty on reaching centres on time. Otherwise the real voices of the students get hidden in the fog of twitter activism where my neighbour’s 10 year old and random 23 year olds is tweeting postpone jee and neet

  100. I find your views to be quite unreasonable (& honestly, elitist). The fact that the country is going through a pandemic of unprecedented scale (& suffering badly through it), the fact that a vast majority of students have been deprived of means of public transport like the Railways (which usually allow students belonging from families of low annual income to travel), the fact parts of Maharashtra, Gujarat, West Bengal, Assam are drowned in thick layer of water with no signs of help, the fact that the government wants to absolve itself from any potential transmission of the virus to the candidate by means of carelessness of those who are conducting the exam, the fact that a state like Bihar has only *2* examination centres are all points of concern which you’ve conveniently skipped form getting into.

    No Achyut, merely knowing the underprivileged isn’t going to do the job. You have to factor them into your analysis which you didn’t. I don’t find you sharing a remedy for thousands of those students – if not lakhs whose houses have been drowned due to floods or those who have grave logistical issues. Do they not deserve a fair and equal shot at this exam , too?

    Also an exam candidate is an exam candidate. His/her fate is decided by his attempt and not by us. Stop making the division of “serious” and “non-serious” student division by self unless you’ve evidence to prove it. Everyone is an equal candidate, has equal chance to write the exam – irrespective of their background and irrespective of their performances in Coaching “Factories”.

    Henceforth, please make an attempt to include the marginalised class of society into your analysis to make it more acceptable and more “real”.

    • My dear friend Abraham, to be very honest your view is what you accuse his to be – Elitist. Do you have any evidence that the flood affected and the marginalized are not being helped with? No , right?
      Stop believing everything you read from random personalities on social media who basically are just working for their political interests and nothing else. What if the exam is postponed ? Then also you guys would have 99 reasons for the exam to be further postponed. Once a procrastinator, always a procrastinator. Have a good day! 😉

  101. Ask these morons why government has not conducted exams of railways NTPC?
    When will govt declare results of SSC CGL 2018?
    If JEE/NEET is being conducted in such times then why can’t railways conduct exams? Or SSC declare result?
    Has ThePrint ever reported on the issue of pendency of exams and results of several state commissions and Staff Selection Commission or Railways?

    • Railways is a job related exam. And JEE and NEET are not. Please understand the difference. Also, the result of CGL 2018 is being released on October. Haven’t you read the circular?

    • All the exams that could be postponed have been postponed, including final year examinations. Even JEE and NEET were postponed from the original dates. If no exam is done now, it will not only be loss of one edycational year but permanent loss of 77000 doctors to the country. The country is already having lowest number of doctors per million people. Yes Govt has to provide transport facilities and many states are already doing it. We have opened everything including metro, but cant open exam centres for few years.

  102. Excellently put forward. Wonderfully articulated all the points ! Moreover, since when did we have student politics enter Class 12? Ever heard of an ABVP or NSUI representation in your schools ? I ma sure none have heard that because it does not exist. Yet you have them “protest” on the streets ! Why? This is a matter of faux locus standi as the author rightly points out !

    • So what’s the author’s locus standi?! Being in Kota 10 years ago?! Being a ‘former’ journalist?! Knowing some ‘poor ‘ people, but still having elitist views?! The BJP IT Cell says – you’re against Modi, so you’re anti national.. The author says – because you’re against holding the exams now, you haven’t prepared or are anti-Modi!! That’s the substance of this article, everything else is just to make up the word count!!

    • :-)A day before the NEET exam India broke the record of highest 24 hr cases (78/79000) .Work that can be done without risking mass spread like recruiting those who have already passed all tests for SSC CGL RAILWAYS etc is neither being done nor being commented on by either our beloved PM or the ruling party leaders. Any question raised is either an opposition stunt or anti-national. Future of students is there argument when they can’t even absorb the already existing qualified candidates whose present has become a stagnant hell. My advice is stop taking what you think is “NEWS” from whatsapp or news channels at face value and open your beautiful eyes.

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