Wednesday, February 02, 2011

50% marks mandatory for admission in engineering colleges

From this year, the students would require a minimum of 50 per cent marks in their intermediate examination if they want to get admission in engineering colleges. AICTE chairman announced this recently.

Now scoring 50 per cent in group subjects (mathematics, physics and chemistry for engineering) would be mandatory from Eamcet 2011.  For SC/ST candidates this requirement would be 45%.

Till now the minimum score requirement by the state government was 35% for admissions in engineering colleges. The previous year almost 40,000 students who had scored just 35 per cent marks in the qualifying examination took admission in engineering colleges. But this could bring down the quality of the technical education. Therefore AICTE now would not, in any way, allow this 35% rule for the admission process.

The AICTE chairman also announced that new engineering colleges would be given approval to take admissions for the coming academic by May 31. Previously they were given sanction till August.

Some norms have been relaxed for colleges. The land requirements for setting up of engineering colleges have been reduced. 2.5 acres of land in cities and 10 acre of land in rural areas is required now.

The colleges that have adequate facilities according to the rule book would now be given permission. There would be a one time inspection and those colleges that do not satisfy the conditions would not be considered for rest of the year. 

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