New Delhi: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, the organising institute for the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Advanced 2020, appealed to students and alumni in the country to help JEE aspirants in their travel to the exam centres amid COVID-19 pandemic.
In an appeal on Facebook on Saturday, IIT Delhi Director V Ramgopal Rao urged IIT alumni, current students and “good samaritans” to pitch in and help in smooth conduct of the examinations. Public transport is still unavailable in several parts of the country.
According to Rao, the IIT Delhi is planning to launch a portal soon to step up the efforts. JEE Advanced will be held for admission to 23 IITs across the country on September 27. JEE Mains is scheduled from September 1–6.
“As citizens, we need to stand up together in times of crisis and help each other. If I am in a rural area and got a car, and if there is a poor student who needs to go to the examination center and cannot afford private transport, I would take the student to the examination hall. I would do it entirely free of cost. If I do not have time, I will be happy to support the student financially for private transport. That’s such a natural thing to do. I hope to hear such stories after the examination is over,” IIT Delhi Director wrote in his Facebook post.