Education department issues a notification stating engineering, pharma, MBA colleges
can admit eligible students who have not appeared for entrance exams this year
Gujarat State education department issues a notification
stating engineering, pharma, MBA colleges can admit eligible students who have not
appeared for entrance exams this year to fill the nearly 2,000 vacant seats; admission
process to be completed by October 13.
In what appears to be the first step towards scrapping GujCET (for admissions to
medical, engineering, pharmacy) and GCET (MBA,MCA), the state government has issued
a notification allowing students who had not taken the entrance tests this year
to apply for first year admissions. This, sources told Mirror, is because nearly
2,000 seats are lying vacant in MBA colleges and 11,000 in colleges offering degree/
diploma engineering and pharmacy courses after completion of the admission process
in August last week.
The state education department issued a notification stating a candidate who is
otherwise eligible under the Regulation of Admission and Payment of Fees rules but
has not appeared for GujCET shall also be eligible for admission to the first year
Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Pharmacy and Diploma in Pharmacy courses for
the seats declared vacant this year. Even those who had appeared for GujCET in 2009
and 2010 are eligible for the fresh round of admissions. GTU officials have also
received the notification regarding MBA, MCA admissions. Academicians say the move
will attract students from other states, too. However, the admission process has
to be completed by October 13.
An engineering college principal said on condition of anonymity, The state education
department could have issued the notification earlier. ACPC concluded the admission
process two months ago. If students are given admission now, there will be a lot
of confusion on the term they will be granted, not to mention issues of attendance.
That apart, the first semester exam will be held next month. How will these new
students prepare for it when they have missed so many lectures A large majority
of vacant engineering seats are in electronics and communication, computer engineering,
information technology and civil engineering disciplines.
Last year, Directorate of Technical Education had sent a proposal to the
state government, suggesting allocation of five per cent of the seats from those
reserved as management quota to those who sought admission to professional programmes,
but had failed to write Gujarat Common Entrance Test (GujCET). Sources told Mirror
that the proposal is likely to be accepted by the state government. The proposal,
sources said, was a result of sustained lobbying by the private colleges that have
come up in a big way in the state, but have failed to fill their seats and are struggling
Courtesy: Times of India