Punjab mulls BTech admissions on Class XII result - ECAS Punjab

Punjab mulls BTech admissions on Class XII result

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Deepkamal Kaur

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, July 27

The Technical Education Department, Punjab, is mulling foregoing the JEE score as the criteria for admission to the state universities, and the affiliated engineering colleges running BTech courses. The officials in the department said the admissions, this year, could be done on the basis of the recently declared Class XII result.

Notification likely within a week

We will hopefully issue the notification within a week. We have formed committees, and are looking for feedback on various issues cropping up regarding admissions. — Anurag Verma, Principal Secretary

The is so, because the JEE-Main examination has been pushed far behind its schedule and there remains uncertainty on whether it would be held on stipulated dates between September 1 and 6, owing to the Covid-19 spread. All private universities, including Lovely Professional University, Chandigarh University and Chitkara University have already started their admissions on the basis of Class XII result. Even Thapar Institute has decided to go ahead Class XII result for admission to BTech courses, giving a little edge to those, who had appeared in the JEE-Main in January.

This has caused panic among the Class XII (non-medical) passouts and their parents, who feel that they cannot be indecisive at this time and want to clinch a seat to be on the safe side. At the same time, even the state universities, government engineering colleges and the affiliated colleges, which have been seeing a fall in the BTech admissions in the past few years are pressing upon the government to take a final call on the admission criteria. They want the government to quickly release the notification for admission, so that the colleges could satisfy the students' queries and start admission at the earliest.

Anshu Kataria, chief, Punjab Unaided Colleges Association, and Chairman, Aryans Group of Colleges, said, "We are getting a lot of queries regarding BTech admissions, as there is a demand for engineering courses in Chandigarh. We can take admissions only after the government issues a notification and clarifies the admission criteria."

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