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Monday, 20 May 2024 5.51 PM IST

Qualifying marks also to be reduced for engineering admission without entrance

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In order to give admission to candidates who did not write the entrance exam in vacant seats in government-run and private self-financing engineering colleges, the qualification will also have to be relaxed. The government order states that colleges can conduct admissions as per All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) norms in seats lying vacant after allotments by the Commissioner of Entrance.

AICTE criteria for engineering admission is 45% marks in Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry in Plus Two. In a technical university, the requirement is 45% marks each in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and 50% marks combined in all three. This higher qualification is fixed by the state government. In order to take admissions under AICTE criteria in the vacant self-financing college seats, the qualification in the technical university will have to be reduced. Meanwhile, as the prospectus has been released and the process has started for admission as per the current eligibility criteria in merit management seats, it cannot be modified. Eligibility can be reduced only in the seats that fall vacant after allotments. The government has sought legal advice in this regard.

The government has handed over the order to the technical university for admission in self-financed seats for those who have not written the entrance exam. The academic council should examine and recommend a relaxation of eligibility to the government. Only after accepting this and issuing a new order can admissions be made to the vacant seats as per AICTE norms. Officials of the technical university informed that various states, central institutions and deemed universities follow different criteria for admission and the syndicate meeting will examine the matter in detail.

Technical verification of eligibility and authenticity of certificates is to be done by the Technical University.

Benefits for

  • For those who get admission in vacant seats after allotments in 126 Engineering Colleges of the state in Government controlled and Private Self financed sector.
  • 9 colleges each of IHRD and Co-operative Professional Education Academy (Cape), two colleges of LBS and Munnar Engineering College of Continuing Education Kerala.
  • KSRTC's Sree Chitra Thirunal College, University Engineering Colleges run directly by the Kerala, Calicut and MG Varsities.

This year the total number of engineering seats is 49,903.

49671 people have qualified the entrance and are included in the rank list.

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