Madhya Pradesh Private University Regulatory Commission (MPPURC) has permitted the private universities to admit students for engineering courses through Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) from the next academic session.
However, it is not mandatory and it is not binding on these universities. They may have their own entrance test also. Private universities have been taking only 15% admission through JEE so far.
According to chairman of the commission, Dr A K Pandey, “It will help private universities in streamlining the admission process.”
When asked why it is not mandatory to give admissions through only JEE, he said, “Every university has their own structure and process for admission. We have given them the option.”
The directorate of technical education (DTE) had abolished state pre-engineering test this year and admissions to the government and private engineering colleges would now be done through JEE.
There are 11 private universities in the state where around 20,000 students are studying in the different engineering courses. They include are AISECT (Bhopal), ASK University (Satna), Amity University (Gwalior), ITM University (Gwalior), Jaypee University (Guna), Oriental University (Indore), RKDF University (Bhopal), People’s University (Bhopal), SVN University (Sagar), Jagran Lake City (Bhopal) and Techno Global University (Sironj).