West Bengal to conduct separate entrance test for minority students

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WB conducts separate entrance test for minorities

To make way to help the minority students in the West Bengal state, it has decided to conduct separate engineering entrance examination for them.

According to the Supreme Court, the minority communities can hold separate entrance test for admission to engineering courses. This system is already present in states like Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

According to sources, Association for Minority Professional Academic Institute (AMPAI) will hold the separate entrance examination.

It was reported that anyone, not necessarily from a minority community, can appear in the entrance test but preference will be given to minority students in such colleges. If seats remain vacant, they will be opened to other candidates and if some seats are still left over, they will be allotted through e-counseling.

The students who do not appear for WBJEE can appear for this entrance examination, which is scheduled to be held on 03rd May 2014.

AMPAI have their colleges affiliated to this association which will reserve some seats to the minority candidates.

Candidates who have secured 40% of marks in 10+2 examination and 30% in English subject will be eligible for this entrance examination.

The exam convener Bidyut Mazumdar was quoted as saying "The exam will be held on 03rd May 2014 at six places - Kolkata, Jalpaiguri, Durgapur, Ranchi, Patna and Guwahati. The remaining 50% seats will be filled up through WBJEE".

Application form can be downloaded from the official website of AMPAI.

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