AICTE likely to conduct NEET-like single entrance test for Engineering

By Ambika

If everything goes according to the plan of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), engineering students across the country have to appear for the single entrance test. The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is contemplating making JEE-Main the single entrance test for undergraduate B.E courses.

Presently, JEE-Main is conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education to offer admissions to IITs, National Institutes of Technology, Indian Institute of Information Technology and other centrally funded institutes.

AICTE to coduct NEET-like test for Engineering?

Speaking to TOI AICTE chairman , Anil D Sahasrabudhe said, "Some states are currently using JEE-Main as the entrance test to fill engineering seats in state colleges. We are planning to make JEE-Main the single entrance test in the country. JEE-Main is based on the CBSE syllabus and different states are following different syllabi; so having a single entrance test for engineering is still in the planning stage."

In order to seek admission to engineering colleges students take up several entrance exams. Students in Karnataka write at least 4 entrance tests namely CET, ComedK, JEE and entrance to various deemed universities.

Plans are being chalked out in this regard to get rid off pressure and confusions among students.

About Indian Institutes of Technology:

Indian Institutes of Technology are autonomous public universities, which offer higher education in India. The IITs include list of 16 institutes, located in Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Mumbai, Roorkee, Bhubaneswar, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Indore, Jodhpur, Mandi, Patna, Ropar and Varanasi.

IITs conduct JEE, a national level entrance exam to offer admission to engineering courses in the above mentioned premier institutes.

About AICTE:

AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education), which was set up in November 1945 has its headquarters in New Delhi. The national-level council for technical education is mainly responsible to manage and develop technical education system in India.

About CBSE: 

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) established on November 3, 1962 is authorised to regulate and supervise the development of education in the country. Preparing academic programmes and organising examinations for class 10 and class 12 students are the primary functions of the board.

Apart from class 10 and 12 examinations CBSE conducts AIPMT and JEE entrance tests to offer admissions to medical and engineering colleges located across the country.

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