Icet colleges try to lower entry marks!

Icet colleges try to lower entry marks!Icet colleges try to lower entry marks!

In a last-ditch effort to avert closure of several MBA and MCA colleges due to poor intake, the college managements are lobbying with the state government to allow them to admit in the convener?s quota those students who did not take the Integrated Common Entrance Test (Icet).

Under the existing rules, a student must get 25 per cent in Icet (that is, 50 marks out of a total 200 marks) to qualify for admission to MBA and MCA courses in the convener?s quota.

As many as 366 MCA colleges and 100 MBA colleges are headed for closure this year with less than 10 admissions.

MCA colleges are the worst hit with 62 per cent vacancies. Of the total 34,451 seats in the convener?s quota in 660 MCA colleges, only 13,104 have been filled. In 74 MCA colleges not a single seat was filled. The situation is slightly better in the 892 MBA colleges where out of a total of 52,588 seats in the convener?s quota, 44,105 were filled.

Meanwhile, the government will conduct the second phase of Icet counselling from September 24 to 27. Of the 1.5 lakh candidates who qualified, nearly 1 lakh stayed away from the counselling in the first phase.

Source: DC

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