Do you respect the Government initiative for NEET as a single-window medical entrance exam? Means, good news awaits you. AICTE has accepted a single-window entrance test for engineering from 2018.
AICTE’s directives to institutions:
Has the All India Council For Technical Education stopped with giving approval? No, the body has commanded the institutions to begin induction programmes. AICTE has directed institutions to make revisions to their curriculum once in a year. AICTE has sent further instructions to train teachers through the SWAYAM platform. AICTE will further grant a sum of Rs.250 crores for the purpose of effective execution of these moves.
An end to many entrance tests:
Various engineering entrance exams are conducted at the state level, institution level, and at the national level. Even, you might be aware of the fact that engineering admissions in some states happen without any entrance test. These states offer admission to students purely on the basis of the merit secured by students in higher secondary. There will be an end to all these practices with the approval of a single-window entrance test for engineering by AICTE.
AICTE to issue gazette notice shortly:
According to sources, AICTE will shortly issue a gazette notice to this effect closely following the regulations framed get approved from the Ministry of Human Resource Development. The engineering entrance test will be similar to that of NEET framework.
An additional burden for IIT aspirants:
You might feel this to be good news. But, students looking for admissions to IITs in India cannot escape from JEE-Advanced. They should take both tests for admissions.
AICTE has started working out some plans for the single-window test. The body has plans to make the test in multiple languages. Even, it has plans to conduct the exam twice or thrice each year. To continue their AICTE approval, colleges will have to admit students based on this single-window test.
Aim of Introduction:
The purpose of introducing a single-window entrance test for engineering is to eradicate corruption. In addition, it aims at transparency in the engineering education. Let us expect a positive outcome to the education sector with this move!