NET Likely to be Introduced in 2019

Some stated opposing the National Eligibility Test for admissions to engineering courses, it is not going to held from next year but could become a reality in 2019-20, a top AICTE official said on Monday.

AICTE Chairman told to reports that, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) had approved to conduct the single entrance test (NET) for admissions to all engineering colleges from this year, but some state had opposed the decision, and as a result, it had to be deferred.

He also said, the council would hold a discussion with the state governments on NET, and its advantages for the local, who score top in their states has the opportunity to enter into IITs also. Some states were apprehensive over the outcome of the entrance test; he said that there would not be any problem for the students, as feared by many with regard to NEET for admission to MBBS and BDS courses.

Once the state government approved this decision the test would become operational, at least by 2019-20. On future initiatives of AICTE, he said the council set to introduce students induction program, as a measure for confidence building for the students belongs to rural background, poor and those having studied in the local language.

The Council would also initiate the faculty induction program, through which training for four to six weeks training would be given to newly recruited teachers before they were appointed as full-time teachers. And the council was contemplating to change the nature of question papers, he said.

To a question on the proposed Higher Education Empowerment Regulation Agency (HEERA), the officials said, it was at a nascent state and added once the draft was ready; it would be debated and discussed among all stakeholders


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