JNTU for higher Eamcet qualifying mark

Hyderabad, July 20: The Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University-Hyderabad (JNTU-H), which conducts the Eamcet, has recommended to the State Council for Higher Education that students appearing for the Intermediate supplementary exams not be considered for engineering seats. Waiting for these results only adds to the delay in announcing Eamcet results.

?We were supposed to announce the Eamcet results two months ago. But since weightage is being given to the Intermediate marks, we had to wait for two months. We have to wait for the Intermediate results and then the re-evaluation results, the supplementary results and its re-evaluation as well.

?We strongly recommend that we go ahead with the announcement of the Eamcet results after the Intermediate results are announced without considering the supplementary results,? Prof D.N. Reddy, vice-chancellor, JNTU-Hyderabad, told this correspondent.

?As it is we have to wait for the results of the CBSE, ICSE, other state boards, and vocational courses to give weightage. If we wait further, Eamcet counselling will be delayed,? he added.

The university also proposed an increase in the qualifying mark for general category students from 25 to 40 per cent.

?We feel 25 per cent as the qualifying mark depletes the quality of students pursuing engineering and have asked the State Council for Higher Education to enhance the qualifying mark to 40 per cent in Eamcet for general category students and 25 per cent for students from SC/ ST reservations,? Prof Reddy said.

The State Council for Higher Education is yet to take a decision on the recommendations of the university.

Source: DC

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