Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy has questioned the timing of holding NEET/JEE exams for engineering and medical courses amid the coronavirus pandemic. Subramanian Swamy believes this step harms poor and middle-class children.
Subramanian Swamy's tweet reads: Does government realise holding NEET /JEE exams at this juncture favours the children of rich parents in major cities? In the last 5 months the poor and lower middle class children have had no access to internet or ability to go to libraries or collective study. PM can empathise!
Earlier, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank defended the centre's move as being taken after "constant pressure from parents and students" who were in favour of holding the examinations.
The Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) for admission to the Indian Institute of Technology and the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to medical courses are scheduled to be held next month.