In a first, JEE Advanced centres to be set up in Kashmir – Times of India

For the first time, exam centres have been set up for JEE Advanced in Kashmir. Up until now, all the aspirants had to travel 300 kms, from Kashmir to Jammu, to appear for the exam. The organising institute of JEE Advanced 2020, IIT Delhi has allotted as many as 4 exam centres in Kashmir this year. The exam is scheduled to be conducted on September 27.

“In the wake of Covid-19, setting up centres in Kashmir will be beneficial for students and ensure their safety. We cannot comment on why there were any centres till now. But, this year, after assessing the requirement, we felt that the situation is conducive to set up centres,” V Ramgopal Rao, director, IIT Delhi, told
Education Times.

More than 200 students from Kashmir have cleared JEE Main and will be appearing for the JEE Advanced. The exam centres can accommodate all the applicants while following social distancing norms, adds Rao.

The number of cities with exam centres has been increased from 164 last year to 222 this year to facilitate the candidates across the nation and reduce their travel hassles. Srinagar in J&K and Kota in Rajasthan are among the new additions this year. JEE Advanced exam centres have been increased to around 1150, which was only 600 last year.

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