The proposal is aimed at bringing transparency to the admission procedure, including checking the practice in some private institutions of extracting a heavy capitation fee from students.
A single entrance exam will be conducted by All India Council for Technical Education’s (AICTE) from 2018. According to Ministry of Human Resource and Development officials, NEETI (National Entrance Examination for Technical Institutions), the single entrance exam for admission to various engineering programs will be conducted by National Testing Service (NTS). The exam will be conducted in online mode only and will take place 2 times initially followed by at least 2-3 times a year thereafter. NTS will be ready to conduct NEETI for admission to engineering courses from January 2018, with the first NEETI exam likely to be held between December 2017-January 2018, followed by another one in March or May 2018.
The decision was taken after it was seen that more than 60% engineering graduates in India remain unemployed. to improve the quality of technical education provided in India, MHRD has decided to hold a single entrance test in India for admission to undergraduate engineering programs.
According to these regulations, which are yet to be formulated by the AICTE, it would be compulsory for all technical institutes in the country to accept the exam scores for admitting students including the central agencies, state governments, and private institutions. The move is expected to eliminate the need for students to take multiple entrance exams for admissions to engineering colleges.
However, the IITs will not be a part of this test. These premier institutes will continue to conduct their own entrance exam. Admissions to IITs will still be through JEE Advanced.The admission for IITs will continue as per the present scheme. IITs will conduct the joint entrance examination (advanced). Students who qualify JEE (mains) can appear for the JEE (advanced) examination. Approximately 2,00,000 students qualify to appear for JEE (Advanced) examination.
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