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The admission process for the engineering degree course in the state has been delayed as the government waits for the All India Council for Technical Educations (AICTE) notification lowering the entry bar for the course from 50% to 45% marks in the std. XII physics, chemistry and mathematics (PCM) group.
A substantial number of students, who scored between 135 and 149 marks out of a total 300 marks in the PCM group for the exam held in March 2011, are now eligible for admission to the course. Earlier, the entry bar was 150 out of 300 marks in PCM. The AICTEs decision, however, came several days after the state directorate of technical education (DTE) set off the admission process on June 21.The process for submitting online applications and confirmation of the same at the application receipt centres (ARCs) got over on July 2. The DTE was to announce separate provisional merit lists for the five autonomous and the larger group of non-autonomous engineering colleges at 5 pm on Monday. It failed to do so. Moreover, there was no clarity as to when the admission process would move further. The DTE is yet to take a call on extending the date for submission of forms to accommodate the newly eligible students. We haven’t got any instruction so far from the directorate, an official at the College of Engineering Pune (CoEP) here told TOI on Monday. What we gather from DTE sources is that the process may get extended till July 15, the official said.
Courtesy: Times of India
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