New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed petition seeking postponement of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main and National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET).Also Read - ‘Solace to Many Families’: SC Lauds Centre’s Stand on Providing Compensation to Kin of COVID Victims

“There is no ground to interfere with policy decision. The postponement of the NEET/JEE will put the career of students in peril as the whole academic year is at stake”, said a bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra.  The court asserted that life cannot be put on hold due to COVID-19 crisis. Also Read - NDA Being Prepared For Admission of Women Cadets, Exams to Start From May: Centre Tells SC

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Referring to the coronavirus pandemic, the plea filed by advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava on behalf of 11 students from 11 states across the country, has sought quashing of July 3 notices issued by the National Testing Agency (NTA), by which it was decided to conduct Joint Entrance Examination (Main) April 2020 and National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET)-Undergraduate exams in September.