Minister for Technical Education GS Bali reiterated that he would not relax the necessary norms of compulsory JEE or state-level tests as mandatory condition for taking admissions in engineering and diploma colleges in the state.

Minister said that the decision against allowing admissions without entrance test had been taken by the Cabinet and state Govt won’t compromise with the quality of students in the colleges, Bali added.

Earlier, private technical institutes in state had demanded to relax norms of admission as technical colleges in neighbor Punjab have no such condition. They pleaded that thousands of students have already taken admission in Punjab and if such condition were not lifted, it could hit their business hard. Even chairmen of various private technical colleges had met Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and urged him to intervene in the matter and get the mandatory condition of entrance test relaxed.