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Supreme Court lawyer writes to Education Ministry to Increase number of attempts for JEE Advanced.

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After the Supreme Court dismissed the review petition filed by opposition parties against the verdict to conduct the JEE Main and NEET exams, advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava has written a letter to the Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal to increase the number of attempts for JEE Advanced. Currently, a candidate is allowed two attempts at the exam. This, he said, would provide a level-playing field to students from rural areas or poor families.

“The present system for admission to undergraduate programmes of IITs discriminates against underprivileged students, by not providing them level-playing field. It seems to be highly supportive of the privileged students who can afford heft fee of quality schooling and coaching institutes,” the letter read.

Only students who clear the JEE Main and are ranked in the top 2-2.5 lakh are eligible to appear for JEE Advanced. “Candidates get 6 attempts – two attempts, January and April, each year for three consecutive years for JEE Main while for JEE Advanced only two attempts are allowed as per rules. “Even after qualifying JEE Main with top ranks in their third attempt, students are not permitted to appear in JEE Advanced. This is unjust, particularly to underprivileged and rural students.” the letter read.

Stating that earlier, there was no restriction on the number of attempts for JEE Advanced (then known as IIT JEE) and for admissions to medical colleges in India done through NEET 2020 too candidates get three attempts, the letter states, “the first solution lies in increasing the number of attempts for JEE advance to three (same as for JEE Main per year).”

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UP: Yogi Government to open 51 new government and 28 private colleges.

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The government of Uttar Pradesh will establish new government and private colleges in the state to promote education. According to the report, the government will open 51 new government colleges and 28 private colleges across the state. Please tell, these new colleges will be set up to promote the higher education sector of the state.

Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma said that 120 colleges have started construction of e-learning park. According to the report, the Uttar Pradesh government has given Rs 15 lakh as grant for big projects and Rs 5 lakh for small projects.

Has announced the opening of new government and private colleges in the state. In which it is written that 28 private universities, 51 state colleges are to be opened in Uttar Pradesh. “

Earlier on December 14, the state government said that it was planning to have a medical college in each of the 75 districts of the state.

Addressing an investment and tourism program organized under the banner of Uttar Pradesh Association of North America (UPANA), Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath assured that “every facility” will be provided to those planning to invest in the development of the state.
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