Keeping in mind the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown restrictions in various parts of the country, students and alumni of various Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) have launched a portal called ‘EduRide’ to help JEE and NEET candidates with transportation facility.
There has been a growing chorus against the holding of Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) and National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), in view of rising COVID-19 cases.
However, the Ministry of Education (MoE) has asserted that further delay in conducting the exams can lead to a zero academic year and hence, the exams will be conducted as per schedule in September.
As the exams have been scheduled to be held amid the coronavirus outbreak, travelling concerns have been raised by students. Also, many candidates have moved to different cities during the lockdown and hence, are at far off locations from the examination centres.