Following this decision, the Gujarat Technological University too has relaxed the norms for admissions. It needs mention that over 6,000 professional technical seats remained vacant despite the Admission Committee for Professional Courses undertaking three rounds of admission. Meanwhile, 8282 MBA and MCA seats have also remained vacant.
The GTU circular states "As per the notification from Education department, Sachivalaya Gandhinagar, a candidate who is otherwise eligible for MCA but has not appeared in GCET-12 examination shall also be eligible for admission to the first year Master of Computer Application course, on the seats declared vacant by the GCET committee under rule 17.
All the interested candidates and institutes are hereby informed to download the application form from GTU website.
The candidates have to submit the filled form with necessary documents in the institute in which they are interested to take admission."
Earlier, admission forms were issued by the university, and colleges were allotted to the students on the basis of overall merit calculated by taking into consideration the marks obtained in qualifying examination as well as GCET. Now the university will only verify the forms to ensure that the applicants had a minimum of 50 per cent marks in general category and 45 per cent in reserved category in their gradation.
Speaking to The Indian Express, GTU registrar Gitesh Joshi said a new scenario had developed with regard to higher education in the state. Previously, there were less number of management colleges and more seekers of education. But the situation had changed completely. While the number of students had not increased much, the number of seats had increased because of more management colleges having come up in the last two to three years.
The GTU circular further states that all MBA/ MCA institutes are informed to complete the admission process on vacant seats by Non GCET candidates and submit the file of admitted candidates along with application form and necessary documents before October 8,2012.