State plans to make CET must for admission to B.Sc courses
In an announcement that has caught second yr pre-university college students unexpectedly, the State authorities on Tuesday stated it was contemplating making the Common Entrance Test (CET) obligatory for candidates hoping to safe admissions to B.Sc courses. Students have criticised the federal government for this ‘last-minute’ announcement, which they termed unfair, as they haven’t ready for CET this educational yr.
College managements, too, will likely be left within the lurch as a majority had accomplished or are within the technique of finishing admissions to B.Sc. courses. Deputy Chief Minister and Higher Education Minister C.N. Ashwath Narayan acknowledged that CET is probably not relevant to all science-based programmes. Entry into some courses might have sure relaxations, which will likely be determined relying on the character of the course, he stated.
A supply within the Higher Education Department stated this concept was mooted as II PU examinations have been cancelled. “More students will pass out this academic year. We are planning to use CET marks as a filter as the demand may be more than availability of seats,” the official stated.
However, college students stay unconvinced. Many identified that they’d determined not to take up engineering or medication as they didn’t need to sit for aggressive entrance assessments. Aishwarya S., who has secured a seat in a B.Sc. programme at a high girls’s school within the metropolis, stated: “I chose to opt out of the rat race for engineering and medical streams and decided to pursue pure sciences. The government is making announcements based on whims and fancies and cannot expect us to follow it instantly,” she stated.
A public relations officer of a level school in Bengaluru stated they had been halfway via the admission course of. “For most of our courses, we have admitted students based on their performance in the class 10 board examination and class 11 scores. A majority of the candidates who have opted for B.Sc. courses are not interested in pursuing engineering or medicine, and have not prepared for competitive examinations. Asking them to write the CET at this point in time is extremely unfair,” he stated.
He added that college students have a tendency to choose for B.Sc. courses as there is no such thing as a entrance take a look at concerned. Introducing one so late within the yr could deter them from pursuing lecturers and put them out of the ambit of upper schooling.
Abraham V.M., Vice-Chancellor of Christ (Deemed to be University), stated: “We follow our own admission process and entrance test and are in the process of completing our admissions by the end of June,” he stated.