AICTE gives re­lief to diploma hold­ers

A DIPLOMA-LEVEL CAN­DI­DATE HAV­ING CLASS-12 CER­TIFI­CATE IS EL­I­GI­BLE TO BE AD­MIT­TED TO DE­GREE IN EN­GI­NEER­ING OR PHAR­MACY OR AR­CHI­TEC­TURE COURSE

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CHANDI­GARH: The All-In­dia Coun­cil for Tech­ni­cal Ed­u­ca­tion (AICTE) said stu­dents, who have com­pleted en­gi­neer­ing/ ar­chi­tec­ture/phar­macy diploma pro­gramme from an AICTEap­proved in­sti­tu­tion with at least 45% marks (40% in case of can­di­dates be­long­ing to the re­served cat­e­gory) in ap­pro­pri­ate branch of en­gi­neer­ing/tech­nol­ogy/ar­chi­tec­ture/phar­macy are el­i­gi­ble for di­rect ad­mis­sion to sec­ond-year of a four-year de­gree in en­gi­neer­ing/phar­macy and five-year ar­chi­tec­ture pro­gramme, re­spec­tively, through lat­eral en­try. Such can­di­dates need not give any en­trance ex­am­i­na­tion.

The de­ci­sion was taken af­ter the Cen­tral Board of Sec­ondary Ed­u­ca­tion said they came across nu­mer­ous can­di­dates who ap­peared for JEE-Main 2013 and had done var­i­ous polytech­nic or en­gi­neer­ing diploma pro­grammes from dif­fer­ent State Board of Tech­ni­cal Ed­u­ca­tion.

AICTE also said if a diplo­ma­level can­di­date wishes to be ad­mit­ted to first-year of fouryear de­gree in en­gi­neer­ing/ phar­macy or five-year ar­chi­tec­ture pro­gramme and if the can­di­date also pos­sesses a Class-12 cer­tifi­cate, then he is el­i­gi­ble on the ba­sis of a Class-12 cer­tifi­cate.

If any polytech­nic/en­gi­neer­ing diploma holder can­di­dates have passed Class 12 from a board be­tween 2011 and 2013, they should im­me­di­ately up­date their Class-12 in­for­ma­tion on the JEE web­site www.jeemain.nic. in and con­firm Class-12/qual­i­fy­ing ex­am­i­na­tion de­tails by the se­lect­ing board, year of pass­ing and roll num­ber, fail­ing which it will be as­sumed that they are only diploma hold­ers and will not be treated el­i­gi­ble for ad­mis­sion to BE/BTech/BArch/ BPlan­ning as per guide­lines of AICTE.

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