Gujarat likely to come up with new entrance test for professional courses Gujarat Common Entrance Test (GujCET).
GujCET may be replaced with Joint Entrance Test (JEE), which is compulsory for candidates for admissions in engineering and pharmacy.
According to a report published in The Times of India, the new process is being mulled after state education minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama received representations from students and school management to make JEE not compulsory for the admissions in these courses.
The report also mentioned that this year the state had given admission to students who have not taken the JEE test.
Moreover, the government is also considering the opinion of various stakeholders including academicians and students.
Many students go out of the state to take up higher education and this decision may come up as a big relief to more than one lakh students in the state.
GujCeT may be based on Semester 3 and Semester 4 of class 12 of Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board.
However, students who are seeking admissions to the institutes outside the state will have to take JEE or other national level tests.