Tamil Nadu opposes single entrance test for engineering
Tamil Nadu has strongly opposed the idea of a common entrance test for admissions to all engineering colleges in India. In a recently held meeting of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), the state representatives from Tamil Nadu have expressed serious disagreement on the proposed single entrance test for admissions to all government and private engineering colleges, as per a report by The Economic Times.
As per the national daily, it is not only Tamil Nadu but some others states are also opposing the idea of a common test for engineering admissions. After the objections from some of the other state representatives along with Tamil Nadu, the project has been put on hold as of now.
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“Tamil Nadu did raise some objections. But it was not just them. Some others also had some counter questions on the applicability of such an exam in rural segments. In general most people thought it to be a good idea but there were some different views as well. So it was decided to keep it on hold for now,” AICTE Chairman Anil Sahasrabudhe was quoted saying to ET.
It’s expected that another round of consultation with the representatives of different states will take place soon. The report reflected that the state of Tamil Nadu has argued that its academic system and exam pattern are rigorous and competent enough and there is no need to switch over to a single entrance test for B.Tech admissions in the state.
Any further development with regard to the proposed common entrance exam is a wait and watch situation as of now.
On the lines of NEET, MHRD is considering a common entrance exam for engineering as well to bring relief to thousands of students who prepare vigorously for many entrance tests for engineering admissions to ensure a good seat.
Careers360 had earlier reported on the proposal of a Single Engineering Common Entrance Test for admissions and the National Testing Service for conducting all higher education entrance tests.
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