March 21, 2009 12:37:19 am
The state government is unlikely to favour a demand for simultaneous admission to autonomous and other engineering colleges. Autonomous engineering colleges are not keen on the idea.
The demand comes from the Association of Managements of Unaided Engineering Colleges,which has been arguing that a simultaneous admission processes will allow students to choose between many colleges.
Autonomous engineering colleges have forwarded to the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) a proposal that they hold their admissions independently. The DTE is yet to take a final decision.
The state has six autonomous engineering colleges VJTI,UICT,CoEP,VIT,Valchand Institute and SGGS Institute of Engineering and Technology. They admit students independently two to three weeks before the other 200 colleges do so.
A simultaneous admission process would upset our academic calendar, said Vitthal Bandal,in charge of admission for the autonomous colleges.
Also,autonomous colleges counsel students so that they can choose the right college. If the admission processes are conducted simultaneously,the students can only fill option forms and the admission committee will allot the colleges, said a senior official involved in the admission process of the autonomous colleges.
The unaided colleges association has a different take. If a student confirms admission to an autonomous college,he/she is forced to continue, said R P Joshi,vice-president of the association.
Joshi,however,said if the government allows the students to go for other private college by cancelling the admission taken in autonomous college,the association will have no problem in conducting both admission processes separately.
DTE director Mahajan said the final decision is yet to be taken,but hinted at a non-simultaneous processes. Most probably the admission processes of autonomous and other engineering colleges will be conducted independently.
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