The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) entrance exam will be conducted whenever it is safe for the students to write it.
JNU Vice-Chancellor Jagadesh Kumar assured while speaking to the media on Wednesday.
This decision came a day after Class 12 Board examinations were canceled in wake of the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic.
Speaking to the media, Jagadesh Kumar stated –
“The decision taken with regard to the 12th standard exams is pragmatic and rational considering the fact that this covid pandemic is a once in a century occurrence. The health and safety of students are of paramount importance.”
“We will conduct the entrance examination whenever it is safe for the students to write. If the entrance is delayed due to the pandemic situation and if the admission of the students happens at a later date than usual, we will surely adjust our academic calendar to take care of the lost time without compromising the academic rigor.” JNU VC further added.
We will conduct the JNU entrance examination whenever it is safe for students to write. If entrance is delayed due to COVID and if admission happens at later date, we’ll surely adjust our academic calendar to take care of lost time without compromising academic rigor: JNU VC pic.twitter.com/jn8YZ2Qdgw
— ANI (@ANI) June 2, 2021
He further suggested that for undergraduate admission based on Class 12 marks, Universities can devise appropriate procedures which are fair and transparent.
“We need to find optimal solutions rather than feel anxious about the challenges faced by the pandemic. Our Indian educational system is capable of meeting these challenges,” he said.
The government on Tuesday decided to cancel Class 12 CBSE Board Exams in view of the uncertain conditions due to Covid 19.
The government said that the CBSE will take steps to compile the results of Class 12 students as per well-defined objective criteria in a time-bound manner.
It was also decided that like last year, in case some students desire to take the exams, such an option would be provided to them by CBSE.