NEET examination: Students pin hopes on admin to shift exam centres to valley
Srinagar: Engrossed in her preparatory studies, Mehwish who wishes to crack the NEET entrance test is concerned about her appearing in the exams as she has been allotted an examination centre outside the state.
Mehvish is among the 1500 odd students who have to travel to far off places like Delhi, Amritsar, Chandigarh and Jammu to appear in the NEET examination that is being held in an offline mode on May 5.
Rubbing her eyes, Mehwish said that she has been preparing for NEETexamination for a year and so and she was optimistic that will she be lucky enough to stay back in the state and sit for the national level medical examination.
She added that travelling outside Kashmir will mean spending lot of money and taking someone along as their parents are unwilling to allow us to travel to far off places.
Notably, there are scores of students like Mehwish who have been allotted exam centers outside Kashmir.
A few miles away from Mehwish’s house, a few students who are friends are discussing whether they should travel together or they should seek a company of their parents.
Adil, who is also appearing in the NEET examination for the first time said that travelling outside Kashmir that too for a youth like us can be hectic and dangerous.
He added that going outside means checkups, revealing identity cards and God forbid if things turn volatile than everyone knows what happens next. Also, it will consume extra money from our pockets.
Another NEET aspirant said there are scores of students who could not afford to go outside the state and sit in the examination. Students study every day for hours and then wasting many days in travel will consume the aspirants physically and emotionally.
He further said that there may be some students who will drop their idea of going outside Jammu and Kashmir because of the bad condition of Jammu-Srinagar Highway.
Presently, NTA has designated few NEET exam centers in Srinagar colleges which can accommodate around 5736 aspirants. However around 1500 aspirants have been allotted exam centers in outside state who have urged the MHRD to shift their countries to Kashmir.
The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, formerly the All India Premedical Test is an entrance examination in India for students who wish to study graduate and postgraduate medical courses and dental courses in government or private medical colleges and dental colleges in India.