Sin­gle engg, ar­chi­tec­ture en­trance test from 2018

THE NEED FOR A SIN­GLE TEST

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - Live - - FRONT PAGE - Nee­lam Pandey

NEW DELHI: Ad­mis­sion to all en­gi­neer­ing­col­le­gesinthe­coun­try­will be done through a sin­gle en­trance ex­am­i­na­tion from next year, the gov­ern­ment said on Fri­day, do­ing away­with­mul­ti­pletestscon­ducted by cen­tral agen­cies, state gov­ern­ments and pri­vate in­sti­tu­tions.

A sin­gle test for en­gi­neer­ing, as well as ar­chi­tec­ture cour­ses, will be on lines of the Na­tional Eli­gi­bil­ity-Cum-En­trance Test (NEET), a sin­gle, all-In­dia test for en­try to med­i­cal and den­tal col­leges launched in 2016.

How­ever, stu­dents seek- In­dia has 3,300 en­gi­neer­ing col­leges af­fil­i­ated to var­si­ties, with an an­nual in­take of 1.6 mil­lion. But only half of the seats are filled

The cur­rent ad­mis­sion process at the grad­u­a­tion level is de­pen­dent on per­for­mance in en­trance ex­am­i­na­tions con­ducted by var­i­ous agen­cies.

ing ad­mis­sion to the In­dian In­sti­tutes of Tech­nol­ogy (IITs) will have to clear the JEEAd­vanced af­ter tak­ing the en­gi­neer­ing en­trance exam.

The hu­man re­source de­vel­op­ment min­istry cleared a pro-

posal by the All In­dia Coun­cil for Tech­ni­cal Ed­u­ca­tion (AICTE), the coun­try’s top body which frames rules and reg­u­la­tions for en­gi­neer­ing and tech­ni­cal in­sti­tutes.

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