No more! No more multiple runs to the examination centres for the engineering aspirants in Bihar willing to get admission in government colleges. After NEET (national eligibility-cum-entrance test) for medical admissions, now the Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board has declared to conduct a Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) regulated under Centre for selecting students for the admission in NITs and IITs.
The Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board (BCECEB) takes care of admissions and filling seats in engineering colleges in Bihar. The formal approval for it is yet to be received from the BCECEB board. The proposal for the final approval will be presented in front of BCECEB board members in a meeting scheduled for October 22, said the ex-officio chairman of the BCECEB, and Bihar board of revenue chairman Sunil Kumar Singh.
“A few days back a meeting was convened in which principal secretary of science and technology department and the controller of BCECEB took part. In the meeting, the idea of admitting students in state engineering colleges on the basis of JEE score was discussed and everybody supported it,” said Sunil Singh.
The idea is also getting support from different departments including the science and technology department under which the engineering colleges function. Even the engineering college students look welcoming to the idea of combined entrance test. Bihar has 19 government engineering colleges which have over 4,000 seats under different trades.
“It is always better to appear for less number of tests because it not only saves time but also saves the expenses one has to incur to take separate examinations,” said Samir Raj, an engineering aspirant from Bihar.
“Now we will be able to give full attention to JEE instead of preparing separately for the state examination. It is a good decision,” said Abhinandan Sharma, an Engineering aspirant in a similar reaction.