The Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Maharashtra issued a notification on the Maharashtra Technology - Common Entrance Test (MT-CET 2013), which is now the combined entrance exam for admissions to engineering ad pharmacy degree courses in the state will be held on May 16, 2013.
Around 3.5 lakh aspirants, who wish to study engineering or pharmcay, will be able to fill the MT-CET 2012 online application form this year. The DTE took the decision in order to make the process convenient for aspirants, This would be first time that aspirants will fill forms online for the entrance exam.
SK Mahajan, Director of Technical Education said, "The online application form will help to ease the process at our end too. All junior colleges will be given brochures soon,"
Around 600 application receipt centres will be available to help students in filling the application forms. Admissions for engineering and pharmacy courses are already conducted through an online process.
The DTE is conducting an engineering entrance exam after a gap of nearly a decade. This would also be the last time it is conducting one, as the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) would be the only engineering entrance exam to be conducted across the country from next year.
Earlier, Medical and Engineering admissions were conducted by the Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) through the MHT-CET till 2012-13. Now, the MHT-CET is replaced with MT-CET.
Admissions for the MBBS and BDS courses will be conducted through the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) from this year as per the union government decision. Admissions for BAMS, BHMS and other health science courses in the state will also be on the basis of the NEET score.