Single engg, architecture entrance test from 2018
THE NEED FOR A SINGLE TEST
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.