The national medical entrance exam, NEET has been postponed in Odisha. In the wake of the aftermath of Cyclone Fani, which left the State massively devastated, the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) has been postponed and new dates will be announced soon. An official communique said, "NEET exam scheduled for 5th May in Odisha postponed as per the request of State Govt working on relief and rehabilitation work in the wake of #FaniCyclone. Revised dates for the exam in Odisha will be announced soon."
Earlier, the National Students' Union of India (NSUI) Goa president, Ahraz Mulla had written a letter to the President, Prime Minister and Union HRD ministry -- requesting them to postpone NEET exam, in view of difficulties faced by the students due to Cyclone Fani in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. "The students have dedicated 2 years to clear this test, but due to the cyclone it would not be right to conduct this test for the entire country considering the fact that it is an All India Exam with admission based on merit," the letter said.
On May 3, the same day the Cyclone took its toll on the eastern State, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) cancelled the postgraduate entrance exam scheduled for May 5. As per the AIIMS statement, the exam in Bhubaneswar centre has been postponed till further orders.
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