The MP-PET organized by the MP Professional Examination Board for admission into engineering colleges in Madhya Pradesh has been scraped by the state government.
The Madhya Pradesh state government announced it is scraping MP-PET organized by the MP Professional Examination Board (MPPEB). Engineering colleges in the state that were previously offering admission on the basis of PET score, will now have to follow the JEE (Main) route.
This new decision has come in the awake of the infamous scams in medical entrance as well as other recruitment tests conducted by the board.
JEE (Main) is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for admission into engineering colleges and institutions across the country, including IITs, NITs and a number of state engineering colleges. This will be the first ever time since early 1980s when MPPEB won’t be responsible for conducting state level pre-engineering and medical entrance exams.
The decision to scrap the PET has followed another similar decision taken by the government that resulted in the discontinuation of PMT. After the discontinuation of PMT, admissions into state medical colleges are now done on the basis of performance in the AIPMT 2014 conducted by CBSE >> See News here
According to sources, the state government was under tremendous pressure from several concerned quarters following the notorious irregularities in PMT (allegedly perpetrated by many senior officers) came into light. After Pankaj Trivedi – exam controller of MPPEB, was made an accused by investigating agencies, the state government virtually had no other ways but to scrap the board.
We will assess the advantages of admissions through JEE and take a call on whether to make it a regular process,” he added.
The proposed move to embrace JEE (Main) is likely to help engineering aspirants in the state as they will now be sitting in one common exam for admission into several reputed institutions across the state and country.
Meanwhile, emphasizing on the need to inform students across the state about this proposed move, chairman of IES College BS Yadav said, “Students particularly those from rural and far off areas in the state should be well informed as they constitute a big chunk of those taking admission in engineering courses from there.”.