Private Universities to follow national exam for engineering, management from next session

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To implement transparent and uniform admission process in the private universities, the State Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Commission has made the national entrance test for both engineering and management streams mandatory from the 2013-14 academic sessions. With these guidelines private universities in the state will not be able to conduct their own test for admissions.

As per the decision, admissions to all BTech-level engineering programmes will be solely on the basis of the AIEEE, which has now been renamed as JEE (Main).

Admissions to management courses will be carried out on the basis of the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) and universities will have to notify this requirement in advance on their websites for the information of students.

The commission has issued circular directing all private universities to strictly adhere to the admission norms as prescribed by it and ensure that admissions to engineering and management courses are made only through valid scores of JEE (Main) and CMAT, respectively, during the academic session 2013-14.