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BITS Pilani & VIT University Opposes JEE Exam

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BITS Pilani & VIT University Opposes JEE
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi conducting new Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) from 2013 or admissions in to IITs, NITs, IIITs, Deemed Universities and other central funded technical institutions from April and June 2013.

BITS Pilani and VIT University have refused to participate in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) conducted by CBSE. Karnataka's KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research was still not sure of its participation in the JEE.

At a meeting of the Deemed Universities offering engineering programmes, "the institutes expressed reliance on the entrance test conduct by them for admission to engineering programs", official sources in the Human Resource Development Ministry said.

Out of the 65 Deemed universities across the country, which offers technical courses, in which 60 universities agreed to admit students on the basis of their ranking in the JEE Main. Some of the universities have agreed to give 40% to 60% weightage to class 12 board exam marks while others are ready to give 100% weightage.

More States to adopt JEE:
The Government of Gujarat, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Odisha, West Bengal, Goa and some of the additional states have agreed to adopt the JEE exam and use the test scores fro admission to engineering colleges under their jurisdiction.

While Gujarat has agreed to adopt it form next year, Maharashtra, Odisha and Goa will adopt it form 2014. West Bengal from 2015 onwards, said HRD Minister Kapil Sibal.

Sibal, Who held a meeting with about six deemed universities impressing them to adopt on the need to adopt the test, told reporters that 29 such universities have given their approval to the JEE exam.

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