Entrance Examinations Postponed Including JNU, UGC NET, Ph.D., NEET, TTE
Apr 7 2020 11:39AM
The Ministry of Human Resource Development has taken the decision to postpone entrance exams incorporating JNU, UGC, NET and IGNOU Ph.D. and various others in light of the lockdown.
HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said: "The Director-General of NTA has been commended to postpone the last date for submission of applications for the various exams".
The Union Minister told: "This includes admission exams of Jawaharlal Nehru University UGC NET, IGNOU Ph.D., ICAR exam, NCHM-G, and management program." The last date for all these exams has been extended by 1 month.
The Ministry of Human Resource Development has also ordered the CBSE, NIOS, and NTA to prepare a new schedule of exams. Along with this, autonomous organizations and the NCERT have been directed to prepare an alternative academic calendar.
The Ministry has taken this step so that all candidates can apply for these exams with ease and accessibility.
In light of the risk of coronavirus contagion, the Central government has also decided to defer the NEET exams. Admission cards suppose to be released for the NEET exams but have not been issued. Now, the Ministry has published a notice to postpone the exams.
"After the nationwide lockdown is implemented, it is no longer possible to conduct this type of exam," remarked a senior official.
The JEE Main examinations have also been postponed.
IGNOU, The Indira Gandhi National Open University has extended the last date for submission of the form for TEE(term-end examination) to be conducted on April 30, 2020, without any late fee. Students can submit the June TEE examination forms on IGNOU official website. The last date for submission of assignments has also been extended to April 30.
A senior official of the Ministry said: "In compliance with the order issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs on March 24, all the offices of the Ministry of Human Resource Development and its autonomous and subordinate institutions will remain shut for a period of 3 weeks."