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All protocols in place for JEE exams in Karnataka: Minister Dr K Sudhakar

Dr K Sudhakar
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 Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar

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We will ensure that they are protected, safety measures are taken and at the same time, they excel in their careers

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Bengaluru: The preparations to ensure necessary COVID-19 protection protocols for conducting Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Main 2020 from September 1 to 6 have been made in Karnataka, said Dr K Sudhakar, State Medical Education Minister. While speaking to ANI, the minister said, "We have done SSLC examinations, post-graduation medical exams successfully. Similarly, we will conduct the JEE exam without adverse situations for students."

He said that the state government is focused and responsible for ensuring that the children who like to pursue professional careers should not be jeopardised with the situation. "We will ensure that they are protected, safety measures are taken and at the same time, they excel in their careers," he further said. While commenting on the criticism over holding exams, Dr Sudhakar said that most of the students are in favour of the decision. "Some organisations have a political bent of mind and so they make empty noise. Most of the students are supporting and appreciating the move of the Centre (to hold JEE and NEET exams). We are ready and I welcome and support the decision," he added.

The National Testing Agency is scheduled to conduct the NEET on September 13 and JEE between September 1 and 6. As many as 43,894 students are expected to write the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE-Main) at 33 centres in Karnataka from September 1 to 6. Deputy Chief Minister and Higher Education Minister C. N. Ashwath Narayan said the department and National Testing Agency are set to conduct the exam as arrangements similar to KCET have been made.

"I convey my best wishes to the entire student community across the nation for the JEE examination," said Narayan on Tuesday.

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