Students, their parents and many opposition parties are baffled over the Modi government's insistence on conducting the JEE-NEET examinations in the first or second week of September. According to medical experts, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to be on the rise in September. Given the situation, is it worth risking the lives of students and their parents?
Similarly, states and universities are being forced to go in for final-term examinations in the traditional manner, where students have to be present in examination halls. How are developed nations handling the situation? Take a look at senior journalist Urmilesh's analysis of the issue: