After Maharashtra, now neighbouring Gujarat has made it mandatory for engineering and pharmacy candidates to take the Common Entrance Test (CET) for seeking admission to undergraduate courses in the state-run colleges. From the next academic year, students desirous of securing a seat in the state engineering and pharmacy colleges will have to take GujCET, while those aiming for IITs, NITs, IIITs, and GFTIs will have to take the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE).
The proposal to make GujCET must for engineering and pharmacy aspirants was on since September last year. An official from the Gujarat Technical Examinations Board confirmed the development to PaGaLGuY. The Gujarat State Examination Board will launch GujCET portal and admissions will be made through a committee, which is yet to be constituted.
“The opinions of several stakeholders, including academicians, necessitated us to revive CET in the state. This change has been brought, while keeping in mind the stress and pressure that students go through to secure admissions in a premier engineering college,” said an official from the Gujarat Technical Examinations Board.
Though GujCET was officially reintroduced earlier this week, but the framework is yet to be designed. The official added, “Rules and regulations are in the pipeline. We are formatting the draft; it will be submitted to the concerned authorities as soon it is finished.”