JEE scores for UP Engineering Admission: The Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow will not be conducting the entrance examinations (Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination – UPSEE) from 20201 onwards. According to reports, the common entrance examination conducted for admission to the 750 colleges in Uttar Pradesh will not be conducted by the university but instead, the scores from the Joint Entrance Examination will be considered for the admissions.
An official has stated that the decision was taken by the university but the same will not be implemented from 2020 onwards as they wish to give some time to the students to prepare themselves to appear for JEE in 2021 in order to secure admissions in the colleges in the state. AKTU Vice-Chancellor Professor Vinay Pathak while speaking to the media stated that considering the JEE scores will save the students a lot of time as they would earlier have to appear for JEE and SEE separately.
A senior Bureaucrat at the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister’s office said that the proposal has been discussed with the chief ministers in a meeting conducted following which a presentation was made and the CM has agreed upon the proposal. The chief minister as per reports, was convinced about the benefit of using the JEE scores and how it will ease the pressure off the students to prepare for two separate examinations.
While mentioning the benefits of considering the JEE scores an official said that now the students from UP have to appear for two separate examinations and the government has now decided to do away with the state entrance exam and allow the candidates to focus on the JEE examination instead.
NTA conducts JEE for admission to engineering colleges including IIT and NIT. The AKTU University VC also said that most of the states have already started using JEE scores for admission to the engineering seats and so the UP government has also decided to make use of the same and save the students from appearing for multiple examinations.
The UPSEE 2020 examinations are tentatively scheduled to be conducted on May 10, 2020, while the forms are expected to be available from January 27, 2020.