Parents staged protest against the state government's decision to discard Gujarat Common Entrance Test (GUJCET) for admission in engineering and pharmacy across the state.
According to the parents, the current batch of HSC students have no time to prepare for JEE, which will conducted by the Central Board of Examination (CBSE), New Delhi. Parents are saying that, the state government made the announcements of the JEE, when out students are about to complete thirds semester. The board exam of HSC students will end till march 25, 2013, while IEE will be held on April 07, 2013. This leaves any time for our students to prepare for the entrance exam.
He also informed that all the parents who had got together under the banner of 'Jagrut Vali Mandal' want the government to put on hold its decision regarding introduction of JEE from this year.
It is pertinent to mention here that the state education department of the final merit list on the basis of which admissions in engineering and pharmacy courses will be granted.
"The present format of the JEE is more suitable for the CBSE students who will get good time to prepare for the exam as their exam will end n February. Also, while JEE main will be conducted in local languages, JEE advance will not be held in local language. If the state government introduces JEE form the next year, students will get better time to prepare," said another parent Manoj Desai.
The parents add that regular coaching classed too are not preparing students for JEE. The agitated parents have decided to press their demand by submitting memorandums to district collector, education officer and chief minister Narendra Modi.