Education News: The students and alumni of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) have launched a portal to help the candidates with transportation, who are appearing for Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main) and the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET UG 2020) from September 1 onwards. While, JEE and NEET are scheduled from September 1 to 6 and on September 13 respectively.
Last few days many students have raised their concerns over the difficulty in reaching exam centres during this Covid 19 pandemic as many candidates have moved during lockdown and hence, are at far off locations from the examination centres.
The IIT officials said that during Covid-19 crisis, one of the major concerns amongst students is regarding difficulty in reaching the exam centres. Students and alumni of IITs have promptly come forward and launched a dedicated portal to connect with good samaritans who may want to help the needy candidates.
“The portal called ‘eduride’ will ease burden of commuting for the candidates, especially from remote locations and poorly connected areas,” IIT Delhi Director V Ramgopal Rao said.
“After registration of alumni, volunteers and candidates, the portal will connect appropriate combinations of volunteers and candidates via exchange of contact details. The two can then coordinate to plan the travel to the exam centre. The donated money will help the organisers fund cab service for the exam-takers on the day of the exam,” he added.
A statement issued on Sunday, IIT-D said,that call for help germinated independent actions from IIT Delhi Alumni Association (IITDAA), IIT Bombay and IIT Madras alumni and finally converged into a wonderful user-friendly portal viz www.eduride.in.
Candidates from any part of the country can register themselves as a “student” on the portal and enter details of their exam centres. The candidates can call on a helpline number +91 93113 23756 on Monday to book the ride.