Engineering courses may soon have common entrance test


The All India Council for Technical Education which handles engineering colleges is planning to conduct JEE main single entrance test for undergraduate BE courses. 

The students appearing for engineering exam may soon have to give single entrance test exam.

Currently, CBSE conduct JEE main exam for admission to the Institutes of Institutes of Technology, Indian Institute to Information Technology and other institutes.

According to the officials, AICTE chairman stated, “Though there was thinking on these lines, nothing concrete can be expected even the next academic year. He stated this after participating in the 51st annual convocation of Bangalore University.”

There is only 15% of colleges that have NBA accreditation today. HRD Minister Smriti Irani has taken up new initiative to revive the standards of engineering colleges in the country. Not a single engineering institute is among the top 100 in the world.

Mr. Sahasrabudhe revealed that AICTE would launch a start up policy within two months which colleges can adopt on voluntary basis.