It is expected that this increase in eligibility criteria will have a big impact of science students of Gujarat who are scoring just above the minimum pass percentage ie 35%. Even if the students score well in Guject, Gujarat Common Entrance Test, they have to score 50% in Physics and Maths along with Biology and Chemistry.
This rule in the eligibility criteria will greatly impact Gujarat Engineering and Pharmacy colleges. There are a total of 39,000 seats in the state and out the 39,000, 20,000 seats were filled by students who got less than 50% and students who got above 50% filled only 19,000 seats. What will happen to the 20,000 seats this year?
This situation is worse for Pharmacy colleges. 2500 seats out of 7500 seats remain unoccupied inspite of the 35% eligibility criteria. How many seats will remain vacant for the new 50% eligibility criteria?
This new rule has been welcomed by experts who think that this will make the students work harder which in turn will improve professional education’s standards. M N Patel, secretary of the Admission Committee for Professional Courses (ACPC) says that this will improve the quality of engineering who graduate out of colleges. IB Pirzada, director of Technical Education adds that this move is good and it will lead professional colleges to a higher level of education standards