Thursday, 9 June 2016

JEE-Main: A NEET-Like Single Entrance Test for Engineering Likely

Bengaluru: Engineering colleges across the country may go the NEET way. The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), which governs engineering colleges, is contemplating making JEE-Main the single entrance test for undergraduate BE courses.

At present, the Central Board of Secondary Education conducts JEE-Main for admissions to the premier IITs, National Institutes of Technology, Indian Institute of Information Technology and other centrally funded institutes.

AICTE chairman Anil D Sahasrabudhe told TOI on Tuesday some states are currently using JEE-Main as the entrance test to fill engineering seats in state colleges. "We are planning to make JEE-Main the single entrance test in the country. JEE-Main is based on the CBSE syllabus and different states are following different syllabi; so having a single entrance test for engineering is still in the planning stage."

Like medical admissions, students end up writing multiple entrance tests for engineering courses too. Students in Karnataka write at least four entrance tests - CET, ComedK, JEE and entrance to various deemed universities.

Sahasrabudhe said AICTE panel will visit engineering colleges with a lack of infrastructure, low student strength, lack of faculty and equipment. If flaws are found, such colleges will be shut down.

"Some colleges approach us to shut due to poor student strength; we have eased this process also. Earlier, we were collecting Rs 3 lakh to approve closure of such colleges, now it's cut to Rs 50,000. As per the new rule, the intake capacity of seats in engineering colleges, which don't have accreditation from the National Board of Accreditation (NBA), will not be increased, and AICTE will increase the intake capacity of engineering colleges which have NBA accreditation," he said.

At present, 15% of colleges have NBA accreditation.

Since not a single Indian engineering institute is among the top 100 institutes in the world, the HRD ministry has taken up a new initiative. Sahasrabudhe said the MHRD will identify 10 good private institutes and 10 government institutes, and provide funds and give freedom to improve aspects to become one among the top 100 institutes globally.
Source: TOI

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

MHT-CET 2016 conducted by DTE-Its Eligibility-Syllabus

The MHT-CET 2016 will be conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) Maharashtra. It has been confirmed that the exam will be computer based for the academic year 2016-17. The exam is conducted for admissions into B.E./B.Tech programmes in various professional educational institutions.

DTE Maharashtra will tentatively conduct MHT-CET 2016 for first year B.E/B. Tech programmes in May 2016. The application forms for the same will tentatively be available by February 2016 fourth week. Those who have cleared Class 12 or equivalent and want to pursue undergraduate programmes in Maharashtra engineering colleges, can apply for MHT-CET 2016.

MHT-CET 2016 Eligibility criteria:

MHT-CET 2016 Educational qualification: The candidates interested in applying for this exam should have passed Class 12 from any recognised board or equivalent in India. They should have obtained a minimum aggregate of 50 percent marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (45 percent for SC/ST/OBC candidates). The candidates of Maharashtra must have obtained a positive composite score (Combination of JEE Main 2015 and Boards Marks).

MHT-CET 2016 Syllabus:

Chemistry Syllabus:Atomic Structure, Chemical Bonding, Redox Reactions, Acid -Base concepts, Electrochemistry , Catalysis, Colloids , Periodic Table, Preparation and Properties of the following, Thermo chemistry , General Organic chemistry, Isomerism, IU PAC, Polymers , Carbohydrates, Preparation and properties, Solid state, Petroleum.

Physics Syllabus: Measurement Motion in one dimension, Laws of motion in two dimensions, work Power and energy linear momentum & collisions, Gravitation, Oscillatory motion, Mechanics of solids and fluids, Heat and thermodynamics wave, Electrostatics , current electricity ,Magnetic in matter, electromagnetic induction, Ray optics and optical wave, optics modern physics.

Mathematics syllabus: Algebra, Probability, Trigonometry, co-ordinate Geometry, Calculus, vectors, Dynamics, statics.

About MHT-CET: MHT-CET is a state level medical entrance exam. It is conducted to offer admissions in medical courses such as MBBS, BHMS, BAMS, BUMS, BDS, BPTh, BASLP, BOTh, BP&O and BSc. Nursing.
Source: IndiaToday

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Eligibility for JEE (Main) 2016 Exam

All the 12th pass students under the various state boards along with the students of CBSE boards, and the students appearing for the exams of 12th class are eligible for JEE Mains examination.

Eligibility is defined in the 2.9 section of the information bullet, according to which:

1. Only those candidates whose date of birth falls on or after October 01, 1991 are eligible. However, in the case of Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disabilities (PwD) candidates, upper age limit is relaxed by 5 years, i.e. SC, ST and PwD candidates who are born on or after October 01, 1986 are eligible.

2. So if you fall in the reserved category and born after the year 1986, Mahatama Gandhi’s birthday anniversary. Then you are eligible for JEE Exams otherwise you should have to be born only and after the year 1991. Roughly candidates of 25 years or less age can participate for examinations.

3. Those candidates who have passed their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2014 or 2015; or those who are appearing in their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2016 are eligible to appear in JEE (Main) – 2016.

4. Candidates who passed Class 12th/Qualifying examination in 2013 or before as well as those who will appear in such examination in 2017 or later are not eligible to appear in JEE (Main) – 2016. Candidates who appeared in class 12th/equivalent qualifying Examinations in 2013, did not pass in 2013, but passed in 2014 are also not eligible to appear in JEE (Main) 2016.

5. Candidates must have taken at least five subjects in class 12th/ qualifying examination in order to be eligible for writing JEE (Main) – 2016. All the CBSE Science Stream students are eligible for the examinations.

Apply for Jee-Main 2016 on from 01-Dec

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released the official notification of JEE Mains. The online registration will commence from December 1, 2015 and the last date for the registration is December. To check the official website, click here.

The JEE (Main) paper I and paper II offline exam will be conducted on Sunday, April 03, 2016 and paper I online exam will be held on Saturday, April 09, 2016 and Sunday, April 10, 2016.

Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is an all India common engineering entrance examination which is conducted for admission in various engineering colleges and courses all over the country. Those candidates who are looking for admissions into undergraduate programmes BE, B. Tech, B Arch in NITs, IIITs, other centrally funded technical institutions, institutions funded by several participating State Governments, and several other institutions can apply for the exam.

The JEE (Main) will also be an eligibility test for the JEE (Advanced), which the candidate has to take if he/she is aspiring for admission to the undergraduate programmes offered by the IITs/ISM Dhanbad.

You need to follow these simple steps to apply online:

Step 1: Download the information bulletin and read it carefully to ensure your eligibility.
Step 2: Then read the contents of online format and instructions for applying online given in the information bulletin and keep the entire information ready.
Step 3: Keep the scanned images of your photograph, signature and left hand thumb impression ready in JPG format only.
Step 4: Fill in the online application form.
Step 5: Upload scanned images of photograph, signature and left hand thumb impression.
Step 6: Pay examination fee by debit/credit card or e-challan (generated after submission of details in online application form).
Step 7: Download acknowledgement slip and keep the same in safe custody for future reference.

Remember to mention your own mobile no. and e- mail ID while submitting the online application, as all the communications will be sent to the candidates on their registered contact details only.
Source: IndianExpress

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

NIT Admissions likely on JEE-Main Scores alone from 2016

A final decision on the issue could come early next month when HRD Minister Smriti Irani chairs a meeting of the NIT council.

Admissions to the NITs from next year could be based entirely on JEE-Main scores, with a government-appointed panel likely to recommend scrapping of weightage given to marks obtained in board examinations.

“We would be recommending scrapping of weightages given to board marks,” Director of IIT Bombay and a member of the panel, Devang Khakhar, has said.

A final decision on the issue could come early next month when HRD Minister Smriti Irani chairs a meeting of the NIT council, which would take a call on the committee’s recommendations.

As per the existing policy, 40 per cent weightage is given to board marks and 60 per cent to the JEE-Main score for admission to a National Institute of Technolgy (NITs).

Official sources said the committee took into account several factors while deciding on its recommendations that included delays witnessed this year in the common counselling for admissions to the IITs and NITs.

The CBSE had failed to publish the JEE-Main ranking list on time for the counselling and blamed it on the delay by the state boards in submitting class XII marks. The ranks are decided after giving weightage to the class XII results.

The delay had a cascading effect that led to the postponement of admissions to the IITs, causing anxiety among students and parents.

A committee member said the reform in the JEE exams introduced by the erstwhile UPA government by giving weightage to the board results had failed to achieve the desired goals.

“It was felt that the reform would put an end to the menace of coaching, but on the contrary, more students went for coaching to better their scores in board exams.

“Besides, attracting increased number of rural students into the premier technical institutes met with little success as the admission (rural:urban) ratio during the last three years remained practically unchanged at 30:70,” he said.

While recommending scrapping of the weightage system, the panel is likely to suggest securing 60 per cent marks or 70 percentile in class XII, whichever is lower, as a criteria for eligibility of a candidate to appear for the examination conducted for admissions to the premier technical institutes.
Source: The Hindu