In what seems to be an attempt of saving the professional courses being run by the University of Madras, they have announced that that they would be admitting candidates through TANCET for MBA and MCA admissions. The decision was made public after the syndicate’s approval, which made evident that students seeking admission to the Madras varsity could use the scores of the Common Entrance Test, which is conducted by the state under the directorate of technical education.
As per the TOI reports, a senior official commented, saying, “There is also a Supreme Court ruling that the admissions for every technical and professional course should be under one of the five approved common entrance tests,” making it clear that the decision was made on a request from the directorate of technical education.
The decision to use the TANCET scores for admission to MBA and MCA courses will be applicable from this year’s admissions. Until now, candidates applying for TANCET had to purchase separate application forms for admissions to University of Madras. The candidates from here onwards can seek admission through a single window system, which will not only be convenient for students applying to the varsity but also improve the quality of student intake.
At present the University of Madras is running two streams for MBA programmes and a MCA course. There are as many as 45 to 50 students in the self-financed and regular MBA programme run by the university.