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NIT, CFTI admissions to be based on JEE

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Candidates looking for entry to National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and different Centrally Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs) will be ranked solely on their efficiency within the upcoming JEE (Main) examination, the human useful resource growth ministry introduced on Thursday, disposing of the admission criterion of minimal 75% marks in Class 12 school-leaving exams.

“Due to prevailing circumstances, Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) has decided to relax the eligibility criterion for admissions to NITs and other centrally funded technical institutions,” HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ tweeted, referring to the Covid-19 outbreak.

The coronavirus illness pandemic has affected the tutorial schedule. Schools and schools have been closed for the reason that finish of March. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and several other state boards couldn’t maintain all exams for Class 12 and granted marks based on efficiency in checks that have been already performed.

CSAB’s choice to calm down the 75% marks rule got here in opposition to this backdrop and amid a requirement for a similar by a big part of scholars.

“JEE [Joint Entrance Examination] Main 2020 qualified candidates will now only need to obtain a passing certificate in class XII examination irrespective of the marks obtained,” the HRD minister posted on Twitter.

Previously, for admissions to CFTIs, the eligibility was to safe a minimal of 75% marks or rank among the many prime 20 percentile within the Class 12 board exams, other than qualifying the JEE-Main.

There are over 80 CFITs in India, together with together with Indian Institutes of Information and Technology (IIITs) and Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs).

Last week, the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) did away with the rule making it necessary for a scholar to safe 75 % marks in Class 12 board exams for admissions to these premier institutes.

The JEE-Main examination, which has been postponed twice, will now be held from September 1-6.

While admissions to NITs are determined on the premise of the JEE (Main) examination, candidates looking for entry to IITs have to take one other spherical of check referred to as the JEE (Advanced). The JEE (Main) result’s the premise for qualification to seem in JEE (Advanced).

“Students have to prepare for both board exams and JEE. However, this year there have been a lot of disruptions. I personally think it is a good move,” said Jashan, a scholar.

“This is a step taken in student interest. Especially, for the mental health of the students who have to prepare for competitive exams in the time of a pandemic. We welcome this move,” said Lalit Kumar Awasthi, director, NIT Jalandhar.

“Students who are preparing for competitive exams like JEE have to focus on the application of theorems etc which they learn in the CBSE syllabus. However, this year there has been a lot of upheaval. It is a good step and will allow children to focus on the competitive exam without worrying about other factors,” said eminent educationist Dr Inder Mohan Kapahy.

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