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No CET for arts, science, commerce colleges: Samant

No CET for arts, science, commerce colleges: Samant

August 5, 2021

There will be no Common Entrance Test (CET) for non-professional courses and admission to arts, science and commerce colleges will be on the basis of Class 12 marks, the Maharashtra government said on Wednesday. A CET for engineering courses will be held in two sessions between September 4 to 20.

Since the pass percentage of the Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC or Class 12) exam has increased this year, universities have been asked to send proposals to increase divisions in colleges, said Minister for Higher and Technical Education Uday Samant.

“There were requests from several quarters not to have CETs for non-professional courses. Following discussions with all the varsities, it has been decided that admission to arts, commerce and science courses will be on the basis of Class 12 exams,” he told reporters.

As to management, computer science, architecture and hotel management courses, CETs for them will be held from August 26 onward, the minister added.

“For engineering courses, the CET will be held in two sessions. The first session will be held between September 4 to 10 and the second between September 14 to 20,” he said.

CETs for LLB courses will start from September 16.

“We have decided to increase the number of centres where CETs will be conducted,” Samant said.

The state will take a decision in the next eight days on reopening of colleges after considering the COVID-19 pandemic situation in the districts, he said. “The director of higher education has been asked to talk to all district administrations and universities,” the minister added.

Source: PTI

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