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Engineering admissions: NET likely to be introduced in 2019-2020

With some states opposing introduction of National Eligibility Test for admission to engineering courses, it is unlikely to be held next year but could become a reality in 2019-’20, a top AICTE official said on Monday. Though the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) had approved a single entrance examination (NET) for admission to all engineering colleges from this year, some states had opposed and as a result it had to be deferred, AICTE Chairman Anil D Sahasrabudhe told reporters in Coimbatore. The Council would hold discussions with state…

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JNU to offer engineering and management courses, UGC nod pending

The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) proposes to offer engineering and management courses, an initiative the University Grants Commission is said to be considering. If approved, the university will take students for these subjects from 2018. The New Delhi-based premier institution, established in 1969, is known for its arts and humanities subjects. JNU wants to expand its programme to engineering and management, for which officials submitted a proposal and made a presentation to the country’s university regulator, UGC. The government-run university can’t start new courses without the UGC’s clearance as these…

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