AICTE Proposal to hold NEET for Engineering too, on the lines of Medical Exam
Examsplanner: January.18/ 2017- Ever since the NEET was put in place by the honourable Supreme Court of India to conduct the common entrance exams for the entry of students in medical colleges, there has always been a demand to put in place the similar mechanism for entry of students in the engineering colleges.
There can be no doubt that the NEET for the medical has not only streamlined the overall procedure of entry of students in the medical colleges across India but has also made the entrance exam economical for students. It has also freed the students from paying the exploitative ‘Capitation fee’ to the private medical colleges.
Being encouraged by this successful experiment with the medical colleges now the AICTE is eyeing upon the Engineering exams.
In the last week of January, 2017, the AICTE is scheduled for meeting with the Ministry of HRD (Human Resource Development), relating to this matter. The Ministry is in favour of taking the single common entrance exams for engineering on all India bases and the meeting is expected to bring some important changes in the conduction of the engineering exams.
The AICTE is also likely to take up the issue of ‘Exit test’ with the HRD Minister Mr. Prakash Javadekar for the passed out engineering students. The test measures the skills and employability of the students.