The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is likely to discuss the issue of conducting a common entrance examination for admission to engineering colleges at a meeting later this month.
The common entrance examination for engineering is expected to be on the lines similar to that of NEET for medicine.
Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) is in favour of holding a single entrance test for admission to engineering colleges of India. The pattern is expected to be same as that of the NEET. The common entrance test for engineering would address many concerns related to quality and bring more transparency, the Economic Times quoted sources as saying.
At present, Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is the largest exam conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for admission to engineering colleges and universities of different states in the country. However, there several other engineering entrance exams conducted by different states and private universities for admission of students.
Another issue of conducting an exit test for engineering graduates is likely to be taken up for discussion at the AICTE meeting. The exit test will be conducted for pass outs of engineering colleges to assess skills and employability.