For admissions in engineering colleges over the state of Rajasthan, the students now would not have to take the Rajasthan Pre-Engineering Test (RPET), as pointed out by the Government of the state. The Government has appointed a Centralised Admission Committee (CAC) in which there are experts from the field as well as to that of technical education, who would look after the admissions for the 2015-16 session. The aspiring engineering students would now not be required to sit for the entrance examinations to get into the various engineering colleges in the state.
According to the new system, half of the seats (50%) of the government run state’s engineering colleges would be filled by the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) merit list. Rest of the seats would be filled on the basis of the marks obtained by the students in their Class XII board examinations. Technical Education Minister Kalicharan Saraf pointed this out in his statement recently.
According to Saraf, among the total seats in offer by the state run engineering colleges, 15 per cent would be allotted to the management quota and another 15 per cent would be reserved for outstation students who come from various states of the country to pursue engineering degrees from the state. The remaining 70 per cent seats would be available for the students of the state to compete for. He further added that this new model of admission to the private and government colleges is way better than that of the earlier and would save time immensely. This would also bring down the vacant seats problem in many of the colleges by giving more chances to the deserving students.