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Student wing of Jamate Islami Hind SIO has demanded more centers In marathwada region of Maharashtra for hassle free access and convenience of the students ,said press release.
On Monday Education secretary of south Maharashtra Nadeem Rasul informed media persons through press release that he Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), which conducts the National eligibility cum entrance test (NEET) across the country, has announced that all the examination centers in the state will be located in only ten cities, namely Aurangabad, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nashik, Pune, Thane, Ahmednagar, Amravati, Kolhapur and Satara in Maharashtra. The number of students who are answering the test has now increased from 8.02 lakh in 2016 to 11.35 lakh this year across the country.
Marathwada is one of the largest region of the state with 8 districts including 3 big cities Aurangabad, Latur and Nanded.
As per the notification of CBSE Aurangabad will be the only center for 8 districts of Marathwada. Students will have to move for distance ranging from 250km to 500km to appear for the examination.
Aspirants are required to reach Aurangabad a day in advance as the test is scheduled in the morning. Which may cause them mental pressure, more expenses, it may take 2 to 3 days for travelling, staying searching center etc.
Aspiring students will not be able to appear for the exam with free mind and hence it is very important to add at least 2 centers Nanded and Latur of Marathwada. It will provide easy access to thousands of students who have registered for the exam.
NEET is a national-level test and access to students even from small towns and villages must be ensured in the interest of student’s community. SIO South Maharashtra has sent letter to Devendra Fadnavis CM of Maharashtra, JP Nadda (Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare) and Prakash Javadekar Union Minister for Human Resource Development (HRD) and demand for more centers in Marathwada.