Maharashtra: HSC Marks Equally Important For Vocational Courses; 50% Marks With CET For Admission Will Be Compulsory From The Year 2023-24

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Pune, 1st June 2022: From the next academic year (2023-24), while admitting vocational degree courses in the state, the marks of class 12 and 50 percent of Maharashtra Health and Technical Common Entrance Test (MHT-CET) examination will be considered. Similarly, by reducing the number of CETs, it is planned to start the admission process from July 1, informed Uday Samant, Minister of State for Higher and Technical Education.

He said that CET examinations are conducted by the CET cell for admission to various vocational courses in the state. Therefore, the entire attention of the students has been focused on the CET, and there is a picture that there are no students in the classroom.

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“Against this background, in the meeting held as per the suggestion of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, we have come to the decision to give 50 percent importance to the marks of class 12 and CET for admission in vocational (on page 4) (from page 1) degree courses. The admission process was conducted in this manner in 2012. Similarly, the number of CETs will be reduced. The JEE Main exam is in two stages. In the same vein, students will once again be offered the opportunity to earn good marks through CET,” he added further.

More than 60 candidates from Maharashtra have passed the final results of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Service Examination and this number is commendable. Out of these, 27 students have undergone training from the Indian Administrative Service Pre-Training Center of the Department of Higher and Technical Education. They will be felicitated in the presence of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.

“Special congratulations are due to the significant number of girls in this year’s passing. This performance has caused an uproar in the eyes of some people who are commenting on women,” said Samant taunting to BJP State President Chandrakant Patil.

In a meeting held with the vice-chancellors of non-agricultural universities in the state, it was decided to conduct the session examination. This decision was taken by all the Vice-Chancellors. However, in some places the examination is being conducted according to the prevailing method, while in some places the actual MCQ method is being used. As per the order of the High Court, the Director of Higher Education, Dr. Mane wants to take a meeting and take a decisiondecision in this regard.

“If I want to interfere in this decision, I will do it as the Minister of Higher and Technical Education. Universities in the state should also implement the decision taken on examinations to remove confusion among students. The decision on the exams was taken by the vice-chancellor and there was no pressure from the government or any interference in the work,” said Samant.

Reportedly, the entire attention of the students is focused on the CETs and the students are not seen in the classroom of class 12. Till now there was no admission for vocational courses on the basis of marks of the class 12. According to the reports, from the coming academic year, equivalent marks of class 12 and CET will be considered for admission.

“With a view to start the academic year on time and smoothly, the CET results will be announced by July 1 and efforts will be made to start the admission process. This year’s CET exams will be held in August on the backdrop of JEE and NEET exams. The results of the exams will be announced within ten days from the date of the exams,” Samant added further