MHTCET 2020: The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a plea seeking postponement of Maharashtra Engineering Entrance Examination, MHT CET 2020. Also Read - Sudarshan TV Row: 'Free Speech, Not Hatred,' Supreme Court Says Media Self-regulation System Toothless
“We have allowed to conduct Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) and National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), how can we now stop exams in one state”, the top order said in its order. Also Read - 2021 Haridwar Kumbh: In a First, Number of Pilgrims to Be Restricted; Entry Passes to Be Issued
Earlier last week, the Supreme Court had dismissed the students’ petition seeking postponement of JEE and NEET. Also Read - Regulate Digital Media First: Centre Tells SC in Affidavit Filed in Response to Pleas Against Sudarshan TV
“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 had asserted that life cannot be put on hold due to COVID-19 crisis.
In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, there have been demands from several students and parents to postpone the entrance exams. However, the NTA last week clarified that the NEET and JEE 2020 examinations will be conducted as per schedule in Septemeber.