The Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination (UPSEE) 2015, the exam for handpicking students for admission into engineering and technical institutions affiliated to the UP Technical University will be open for non-UP students, announced Uttar Pradesh’s technical education minister.
Prior to this, UPSEE was only available for candidates for those who had passed their qualifying examination from an institution located in Uttar Pradesh. In addition, students who studied outside UP but their parents were domiciled in UP, could also appear in the exam.
The application process for UPSEE 2015 that will begin in February 2015 will be completely online and the UPSE exam will be conducted April 19, 2015.
The primary reason behind making the exam available for students from other states is to reduce the number of vacant seats to its minimum. In the past, it was not unusual to see students from Bihar, Jharkhand and other neighbouring states opting for admission in colleges through direct admission. Therefore, experts are of the opinion that this new move to make UPSEE 2015 open to non-domiciled students will help the cause by encouraging a healthy competition.
However, the government has turned down UP Technical Education Foundation’s demand that a separate examination should be conducted for admission into private institutions.
UPTU vice-chancellor Prof RK Khandal said: “No such communication has come to me. It is the private colleges because of whom seats remain vacant in the counselling. They ‘set’ students for direct admission and charge hefty fee from them.”