Just like all India Medical entrance examination -- National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), conducted by centre, engineering entrance exams will also be handled by government from the upcoming year. The centre has started its preparation for the engineering courses that are going to be held from next year. Despite IITs’ disapproval with this decision, the Centre has on track with its preparation for the single engineering entrance test from 2015. Though it has not got a final approval from the Human Resource and Development (HRD) minister for the time being, but is expected to get approved after the next government comes into lead.
This is one of the very conscious decisions taken by the Centre to help the appearing students in many ways. While talking with the media one senior officer noted that the new system has been designed keeping the students in mind. This system of examination will help the student to concentrate or focus on only one exam rather wasting time on traveling around the country to appear into many entrance examinations.
The idea of this type of common entrance test for the engineering candidate was initially proposed by Kapil Sibal, Ministry of Communication & IT in 2012, but due to the IIT’s opposition the thought process was not able to lead at that time. His main aim was to measure all the candidates in same level and so this common entrance test was initiated on all those candidates who wanted to take up admission in any central institutes such as National Institute of Technology (NIT), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), and Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT). The plus two results were also checked as it also added consideration to this examination.
After the final proposal gets a nod, the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) and state level engineering entrance exam are set to get discarded.