By Trishna Das, Updated : Jun 12, 2020 18:13 IST
Engineering admissions should be done on basis of Class 12th marks , says Rajasthan Education Department

Engineering admissions 2020: The Rajasthan Higher and Technical Education Department has sent a proposal to the government which says, admission in engineering colleges should be allowed on the basis of marks obtained in 12th instead of JEE Main.  Due to ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis, a lot of changes have taken place in the academic field this year. Now there is a discussion regarding the change in the process of engineering admissions. This year, the education department has proposed to consider the marks obtained in class XII instead of JEE Main for admission into the engineering courses at various institutions.

According to the latest reports, the education department has also forwarded this proposal to Rajasthan minister Subhash Garg. The proposal highlighted that last time students in government engineering colleges of the state were admitted on the basis of the rank obtained in JEE Main. But in view of the changed situation due to corona this year, the marks obtained in the 12th in Rajasthan government engineering colleges of Rajasthan should be considered for the admission process.

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However, the Rajasthan government before the coronavirus crisis spread in India in February-March 2020 had notified that this year the admission to engineering UG courses will be based on the marks of JEE Main. But the date of JEE Main Exam has been rescheduled due to the COVID crisis. JEE Main exam is scheduled for July, and it's well-known that the result will also get delayed. Hence, due to this situation, the higher and technical education department of the state has cancelled the advertisement. 

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As per reports, it is being discussed that the new session should be started without losing much time by giving admission on the basis of the marks obtained in the 12th board examination. However, the government is yet to give its decision on this matter. While some people are also calling it a positive initiative, Vipin Sharma, the vice president of Rajasthan Primary and Secondary Education Teachers Association, has criticized this proposal by writing a letter to the government. According to reports, 30% seats of engineering colleges in the state of Rajasthan were filled on the basis of JEE Main results and rest based on the Class12th marks.

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