No Common Engineering Entrance Test for Now

Amidst the confusion surrounding implementation of the NEET, the All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has ruled out the possibility of any common entrance test for engineering seats in the country.

AICTE chairman Anil Dattatraya Sahasrabudhe told on Tuesday that though there was “thinking” on these lines, nothing concrete can be expected even the next academic year.  He was speaking after participating in the 51st annual convocation of Bangalore University.

Pointing out that some States were already using scores in the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) mains for admitting students, he said that the implementation of one exam for the whole country would require an “alignment in syllabus”, without which students of the State syllabus would be at a disadvantage.

Elaborating on employment for students, which comprised much of his convocation address, Mr. Sahasrabudhe revealed that the AICTE would launch a start-up policy within two months, which colleges across the country could adopt on voluntary basis.

Source: The Hindu