NEW DELHI: The Jawaharlal Nehru University on Monday extended the deadline for its entrance examination in view of the coronavirus outbreak. The students' union had requested the varsity administration to extend the deadline in view of the national lock down imposed by the Centre to arrest the spread of the deadly disease. The conducting authority of the entrance examination NTA (National Testing Agency) has responded to their request and has postponed/extended the date of registration with the general objective of helping the aspirants in this crucial hours of epidemic.
"Due to the COVID-19 challenging times, the application deadline for JNU entrance exam (JNUEE) is extended and students can make use of this extended time to fill up the application form and prepare for JNUEE," JNU VC M Jagadesh Kumar said.
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Student Union of Jawarharlal Nehru University demanded that "This is to
bring to your urgent notice, that on the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic,
there has been a complete shutdown of the movement of public fife and a
looming public health crisis not only in our country but across the
globe. As also the Government of India directives, there has been a
lockdown announced for the next 21 days. There are restrictions on
movement and this affects among others, the aspirants applying for JNUEE
2020. It has become really difficult for many to fill up the
application form," the JNUSU letter addressing the Vice Chancellor said.
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"A lot of the aspirants who apply do not have access to personal
internet and use external help or cyber cafes to access the portal for
applying. Since the offline mode is no longer in prevalence, this
creates additional difficulties. Moreover, a lot of students applying
from states like J&K have extremely limited internet access and the
situation has been further exacerbated by the lockdown," the letted
"Hence it is hereby requested that the date for
application and registration which ends on 31st March, be extended to
allow for sufficient time to apply," the letter said.
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