Finally,there is some cheer for engineering course aspirants. Candidates appearing for the All-India Engineering Entrance Exam (AIEEE),to be held in April,will get to write the exam in Maharashtra itself. The Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) has provided additional exam centres to conduct AIEEE in keeping with the demand of the CBSE that conducts the exams.
The Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) has provided additional exam centres to conduct AIEEE in keeping with the demand of the CBSE that conducts the examination. A team of AIEEE organisers had visited the DTE office in Mumbai last month to review the exam centres in the state. At that time,the total capacity of all the centres across the state was 90,000. The officials had asked for more centres as there are around 1,24,500 students who have opted for Maharashtra centres in their application forms. The DTE pursued the matter and made more centres available, said S K Mahajan,director of DTE.
Mahajan said the DTE office was constantly in touch with the CBSE chief and had made the centres available so that the students from the state should get centres in Maharashtra only. The move has come as a reprieve to the students appearing for AIEEE as last year the students of Maharashtra had to go to the other states for exams. This year,AIEEE will be conducted in various colleges in Pune,Mumbai,Nagpur,Nanded,Kolhapur,Thane and Aurangabad.