DTE breather for engineering aspirants

New dates,more staff to accept non-creamy layer certificate.

Written by Express News Service | Pune | Published: June 14, 2013 3:24:13 am

Aspirants of engineering and technology degree courses,who have not obtained non-creamy layer certificate or domicile certificate from district administration so far,but have confirmed their online application at Application Receipt Centre (ARC),can submit the necessary documents between June 16 and June 18.

The decision taken by the State Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) has come as a major relief to many students and their parents who could not produce these essential documents,especially non-creamy layer certificate,till the last day of online submission of application form at ARC on Thursday.

“Candidates can change their category or type by producing original copy of non-creamy layer certificate at respective ARCs,” DTE has said.

Meanwhile,the district administration has said that all possible efforts would be taken to issue non-creamy layer certificates to each and every candidate,applying for it.

Resident Deputy Collector Anil Pawar told Newsline on Thursday that 10 deputy collectors along with sufficient number of tehsildars and naib-tehsildars have been deployed to manage the extra rush at Shivajinagar CFC in the backdrop of engineering and other admissions.

“We will ensure that certificates are issued on or before June 18. The issue of non-creamy layer certificate has become a bit tedious because of the sudden increase in demand. Instead of waiting for TDS certificate,wards’ parents can give tax self-assessment authenticated by the employer to get non-creamy layer certificate,” he said.

Stressing that the district administration had received lukewarm response to several camps it had conducted in April and May through schools to issue vital documents required for admissions,Tehsildar Meenal Kalaskar said good public response to these camps would have ensured no last-minute rush of parents at the CFC.

“During these camps,only around 2,270 certificates were issued in Pune,while the number was hardly around 6,000 in entire Haveli taluka that covers the city. The numbers put together are far less than actual applicants,” she said.

The DTE,while justifying its decision not to extend the admission schedule,has cited the Supreme Court judgment,dated December 13,2012,in the Parshvanath Charitable Trust vs All India Council for Technical Education and others case in which time-bound admission schedule has to be followed by the competent authority for admission to engineering courses,and round one has to be completed before June 30.

Chemistry no longer must for engineering,tech courses

Candidates who have passed Class XII with physics and mathematics as compulsory subjects along with chemistry/ biotechnology / biology/ as technical vocational subject can also take part in the Centralised Admission Process (CAP) for engineering and technology degree courses for academic year 2013-2014 in Maharashtra.

Earlier,candidates clearing Class XII needed to have English,physics,chemistry and mathematics as compulsory subjects for admission to engineering and technology degree courses.

The State Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) has made a formal announcement to this effect,pursuant to and in terms of interim order dated June 12 passed by the Aurangabad bench of Bombay High Court in certain case.

The condition of a minimum of 45 per cent marks for the subjects remain. The cut off is 40 per cent for reserved candidates and persons with disability is the students of from Maharashtra.

Candidates satisfying above mentioned revised eligibility criteria as per court order can apply to Application Receipt Centres (ARC) till June 15 upto 5 pm,DTE has said. DTE has made clear that except these modifications,the criteria for CAP stand as they are in the admission brochure.

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