Vacant Seats can now be filled on the basis of marks in UG Degree; Also Eligibility Level Entrance tests are NOT mandatory anymore.
New Delhi: In a fresh guideline issued by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE, New Delhi), have allowed the Colleges/Universities to accept the candidature of someone for admission who have not appeared in an entrance test.
In a circular issued the technical body said, "AICTE, being more a facilitator than a regulator, considered alternative proposition through which selection of the students could be made for admission into PGDM course which will benefit both the Institutions as well as the students."
"Therefore, in the current scenario, the PGDM / MBA institutions are allowed to admit the students based on marks obtained in qualifying examination by transparently preparing a merit list," the statement added.
However, the controller body has made it clear to the colleges/universities that the first priority will be given to those candidates who have appeared in any of the entrance tests and be considered qualified irrespective of marks obtained in qualifying exams in UG degree.
AICTE also said, "If vacant seats are still available, candidates shall be selected based on the merit in the qualifying UG exams. The States may also use this relaxation while allotting seats through counseling."
However, this relaxation is only for PGDM/MBA institution for the admission year 2020-21 and cannot be precedent for admission in the institutions in the future years.