Punjab University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET) has decided to accept GATE scores for admission to Master of Engineering (M.E) and Master of Technology (M.Tech) programmes.
Panjab University has proposed to cancel Common Entrance Test (CET) for the academic year 2014-15, for its PG programmes.
For the year 2014, M.E and M.Tech programmes admissions will be done through Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering (GATE) scores.
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Candidates will be selected based on the marks obtained in the bachelor's degree, GATE scores and personal interview conducted by the Institute.
Candidates should have secured 60% of marks in B.E / B.Tech.
University Vice-Chancellor Arun K Grover has sent a proposal to its syndicate members, urging them to cancel CET.
"Last year, we received a large number of applications from students who had qualified GATE. The merit lists prepared for the various courses had all GATE applicants, since they are given preference over those who clear the CET. Only after the GATE students are allotted seats, we give the remaining seats to those who come through CET," said UIET director Renu Vig.
"Given that UIET was a relatively new institute, we were getting fewer GATE applications in the initial years. But now, we have more GATE applicants, and since the test is a reputed and well-recognized one, we felt there was no need to continue with the CET," added Vig.
Earlier, candidates were selected through CET. UIET used to prepare two separate list of the candidates, one for CET applicants and another one for GATE applicants.
Now, candidates have to score good marks in GATE exam to get admission in UIET.
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all India entrance examination that primarily tests the comprehensive understanding of the candidate in various undergraduate subjects in Engineering / Technology/ Architecture and postgraduate level subjects in Science.
GATE 2014 exam is being conducted online from 2nd February to 2nd March.