Plan for common engineering college test under review

The central government is reviewing its plan to introduce a common entrance test for admission to engineering colleges across the country from 2018, Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar said last week, reports The Economic Times.

A final decision on the proposed test will be taken after an assessment of the impact of the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test, or NEET, for graduate medical courses, the minister said. NEET, held on 7 May this year, was made mandatory for admission to medical colleges from 2016.

The development comes after the minister’s home state Maharashtra announced that it will conduct its own MH-Common Entrance Test next year, and Tamil Nadu and Bengal also expressed their reservations about the proposed test for engineering. The common entrance test for engineering was announced in March through a resolution of the All India Council for Technical Education.
Full report on The Economic Times site