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
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.