Ahmedabad Exam News

Gujarat: Community support brings new changes to village govt school in Sabarkantha
The Indian Express | 1 day ago
The Indian Express
1 day ago

From less than 50 per cent in Class 10 and over 100 students enrolled outside the village to private schools commuting a distance of as much as 100 kilometre, Kubadharol High School did a turn around to over 93 per cent result and not a single student from the village seeking secondary education outside the village.With the community resolution passed in 2017, Kubadharol, a small village in Sabarkantha district’s Vadali taluka, not only provided infrastructure to the village school but also decided that no parent will send their children outside the village for studies.“Until 2017-18, over 100 children from the village would go to private schools as far as Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad. The same year, the school’s Class 10 result was less than 50 per cent,” Kubadharol Yuvak Mandal chairman Ravindra K Patel said.“The same year, villagers got together, arranged for infrastructure in the school like computers and projectors while the Ahmedabad-based Dr K R Shroff Foundation helped the school with their teachers for Class 9 and 10. We held meetings with parents and passed a resolution that no child would leave the village for secondary education,” Patel added.The Yuvak Mandal is managing the high school—Class 9 and 10 of the Kubadharol grant-in-aid high school attached to the government primary school.Ravindra is one such parent whose son Chaitanya cleared Class 10 from the village with 87 per cent in 2020 while his daughter Nishtha, studying in Class 9, has achieved the first position in the National Merit cum Means Scholarship (NMMS) exam.Convincing parents was not easy initially, says Hiteshbhai Patel, the Prinicpal of Kubadharol High School. “We held repeated meetings with all the parents and convinced them that with the infrastructure facilities like digital aids and teachers available at the school, it is at par with any other private school to which they are sending their children,” Patel said.“It was tough initially but gradually as the results started improving, parents had faith in us and things got better. In 2020 SSC exam, 36 students had appeared in board exam, out of which, 78 per cent could clear. This year in the Class 10 exam, 30 students had appeared, out of which, 28 students could clear Class 10 with a pass percentage of over 93 per cent while 3 students have scored more than 90 per cent” he added.Vasubhai Patel, father of Kavya, who secured 94 per cent in 2022 Class 10 Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board results, said, “Because there were no teachers in secondary school, students were forced to move out of village for Class 9 and 10. But after Kubadharol school got support from the foundation with Math, Science and English teachers for Class 9 and 10 students and the infrastructure improved, we decided to not send our children outside the village and we are happy that we took this decision.”“Dr K R Shroff Foundation started working with Kubadharol school in 2012. At that point of time, children of farm labours and from economically weak background were studying in government primary schools and majority of the village children were studying in private schools in Vadali. Gradually, the school result and student attendance improved due to committed and dedicated effort made by Dr K R Shroff Foundation teachers,” says Uday Desai, president Dr K R Shroff Foundation.This also saw the increase in enrollment at the school. From an enrollment in the higher school (Class 9 and 10) to 52 in the year 2017, it is 76 in the year 2022-23.

Gujarat: Community support brings new changes to village govt school in Sabarkantha
MAHA RESIDENT’S BANK A/C USED TO BUY VPN TO HACK INTO ONLINE CLASS
Ahmedabad Mirror | 5 days ago
Ahmedabad Mirror
5 days ago

A case of hacking that had terrorised students and teachers alike of a city school for the past two years seems to have made headway.Cyber crime sleuths said they have received several inputs in the case of an unknown person infiltrating online classes of Anand Niketan Satellite school in October 2020 and sending four threatening emails to a teacher to postpone exams at the height of the Covid pandemic.“The case is still under investigation. We cannot divulge details of the investigation as we are still on it and are hopeful of cracking the case,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police, Cyber Cell, Amit Vasava.The Ahmedabad cyber cell had taken the help of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the case as the suspects had used the dark web to infiltrate online classes of the school and later send emails to teachers.One of the juvenile suspects’ houses was raided by an IPS officer in connection with the probe. The cyber cell had seized the suspect’s mobile phone and laptop, but could not find any evidence.​​​​​​​The teenager was later sent to Dubai by his parents where he died by suicide. Investigations are on to track the real accused. The suspect who is not traceable according to the cyber crime cell had sent threat mails through VPN (Virtual Private Network) in addition to TOR (Online Router). VPN provides a protected connection when using public networks. VPNs encrypt the user’s internet traffic and disguise the user’s online identity. This makes it difficult for third parties to track user’s activities online and steal data.A bank account (**22****001****) of a resident of Goregaon East was used to buy premium VPN services for using dark web to infiltrate online classes and then sending four mails to a teacher to postpone the online exams. Gujarat police sources said emails to the teacher sent on September 8 and September 10, 2020, included names of seven girl students of the school. Police sources said other mails were sent to the same teacher on September 12 and September 29. According to sources, the SM-A105F model handset with a serial number R*8*62***** was used on the first occasion, while the handset used to send mails had IMEI number 8****450***18***. The mobile phone used was a Vivo 1819 model.In October 2020, a cyber stalker had sent threat mails to Anand Niketan to postpone online exams and threatened to circulate morphed pictures of girl students on social media. The school filed a complaint with cyber cell. In August 2021, the stalker again sent four e-mails and two messages to a teacher to postpone the exams.

MAHA RESIDENT’S BANK A/C USED TO BUY VPN TO HACK INTO ONLINE CLASS
Over 65 universities to participate in CUET-PG 2022; NTA releases list of courses to be offered
The Indian Express | 1 week ago
The Indian Express
1 week ago

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has announced that Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Jaipur, is the latest addition to the list of universities that will be accepting CUET-PG 2022 scores for admission in postgraduate courses. The university will conduct MTech, MBA, MSc, MCom and MPharm admissions via CUET-PG 2022 scores. As of now, a total of 65 universities will conduct PG admissions through CUET-PG 2022 scores, the NTA said in an official notice. Similarly, Vivekananda Global University, Jaipur, has also added five courses M.H.M. (Master in Hotel Management), Master of Laws (Corporate Law), Master of Laws (Constitutional Law), Master of Laws (Criminal Law), and Master of Laws (Intellectual Property Right) in their existing Programmes which will intake students based on CUET-PG 2022 scores.A total of 36 central universities including Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Banaras Hindu University, Central Tribal University of Andhra Pradesh, Central University of Andhra Pradesh, Central University of South Bihar, Central University of Gujarat among others will participate in this year’s PG entrance exam.Several state universities, state private and deemed-to-be-universities will also admit students through the entrance exam. The Footwear Design & Development Institute, which functions under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry will also accept CUET-PG 2022 scores for admissions.

Over 65 universities to participate in CUET-PG 2022; NTA releases list of courses to be offered
CUG rusticates MA student accused of sexual harassment
Ahmedabad Mirror | 1 week ago
Ahmedabad Mirror
1 week ago

Central University of Gujarat has rusticated a masters degree student accused of sexual harassment. However, on humanitarian grounds, the Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) has proposed in its report to allow the accused to appear for the final year MA exam in German, starting at the end of this month, as a one-time opportunity and allow him entry inside the campus only to appear for the exam.​​​​​​​Officials at the CUG said the rustication will result in the student not being allowed to utilize any of the varsity facilities, including the hostel. Usually, rusticated students are not allowed to appear for any exam, however CUG has adopted a humanitarian approach. Accused Chhittarajan Kumar is a student in the final year of MA program.A female student at CUG had filed a complaint of sexual harassment against the accused on March 18 stating that the incident took place during Dhuleti celebration when she was walking out of the campus. The accused allegedly forced her to join and dragged her against her will. Other students joined him, lifted her and threw her in the coloured water. A complaint was filed only against Kumar.Vice Chancellor Rama Shanker Dubey told Mirror, “Based on the hearing of the accused and complaint filed by the victim, the committee proposed to rusticate the accused student with immediate effect, with one time opportunity to pass the exam as he is in final year.”The action report issued by the varsity, a copy of which is with Ahmedabad Mirror, notes that he is being permitted to appear for his scheduled end semester examination. “This shall be one time-opportunity to him as a special case. He will be allowed to enter the university campus and premises only half an hour before the exam and have to leave campus immediately after the exam. He shall not be admitted to any programmes of CUG in future, after appearing in end-semester examination,” the order noted.He is also debarred from various university premises- campuses, library, class-rooms, laboratories, canteens, hostels etc. The accused student will be allowed a one-time entry to his hostel room to pick up his luggage, if any, in presence of the warden/ caretakers and his name is delisted from his class, the centre, the university social media or any other groups.

CUG rusticates MA student accused of sexual harassment
‘Mastermind’ behind head clerk exam paper leak arrested from Sabarkantha
The Indian Express | 3 weeks ago
The Indian Express
3 weeks ago

The alleged “mastermind” behind the Head Clerk recruitment exam paper leak, Tushar Mer, was arrested by police from a village in Sabarkantha on Sunday. Days after whistleblower Yuvrajsinh Jadeja claimed that Mer was still absconding.According to police, Mer was arrested from Sonpari village under Prantij Taluka on Saturday by a team from Prantij Police Station for his alleged role in the question paper leak for the recruitment examination conducted by Gujarat Subordinate Service Selection Board (GSSSB)in December 2021.Mer is the 36th accused to be arrested in the paper leak scandal from Prantij and Gandhinagar in which question papers for the recruitment exam were leaked to selected candidates prior to the exam for Rs 10-15 lakh.Newsletter | Click to get the day’s best explainers in your inboxOn Thursday, Jadeja held a press conference in Ahmedabad where he claimed that Mer was the “mastermind” of the paper leak case and he had arranged for the stay of candidates in a farmhouse in a village in Prantij where the question papers were solved for them in advance.Speaking to The Indian Express, PP Vaghela, inspector, Prantij PS said, “We arrested the accused and presented him before the magistrate seeking a remand of 14 days. We have received a remand of six days for him.”Over 88000 candidates had taken the head clerk recruitment exam on December 12, 2021, for 186 vacancies.Days after the exam, Jadeja had claimed that the paper was leaked in advance. Under pressure, the state government accepted that the paper was leaked and cancelled the exams. It was held again on March 20 this year. According to police, the paper leak occurred through a private printing press in Ahmedabad that received a contract from GSSSB to publish the question papers.A criminal case was registered at Prantij police station of Sabarkantha district. A total of 36 persons from Gandhinagar , Ahmedabad, Sabarkantha have been arrested in the case and out of 36, 9 are in sub-jail and the remaining are out on bail. Police have already filed a chargesheet in the case.

‘Mastermind’ behind head clerk exam paper leak arrested from Sabarkantha
Challenge to PSI recruitment dismissed
Times of India | 3 weeks ago
Times of India
3 weeks ago

Ahmedabad: The Gujarat high court on Wednesday dismissed petitions challenging the ongoing recruitment process for posts of police sub-inspector, where the petitioners objected to the quota rules being implemented in the preparation of the list for the final exam.Justice Biren Vaishnav turned down the challenge of unsuccessful candidates from general category and ex-servicemen by upholding the process adopted by the PSI Recruitment Board in following reservation rules.Nearly 4.5 lakh people took the physical tests for the recruitment to fill 1,382 posts of PSI. Of them, 2.5 lakh candidates took the elimination test. A list of 4,252 candidates was prepared by the board for the final exam. Those left out moved the HC challenging the list for the final exam by contending that reserved category candidates have been given places in the open category thereby restricting the chances of candidates from the non-reserved category. It was argued that the authority can give places to meritorious candidates of the reserved category in the general category while preparing the final selection list, and not at the stage of elimination in the middle of the recruitment process.The state government asserted that the process it followed is in accordance with the law and directions issued by various courts, and argued that the petitioners’ interpretation of the general category or open category is wrong. It also submitted that fewer candidates in the category of ex-servicemen — less than three times the number of posts — have been called because most candidates could not score the minimum qualifying marks.

Challenge to PSI recruitment dismissed
  • PSI recruitment: Gujarat HC reserves order
  • Times of India

    AHMEDABAD: The Gujarat high court on Monday reserved its verdict on petitions filed by candidates for the post of police sub-inspectors (PSI) on their contention that the Police Sub-Inspector Recruitment Board has wrongly included candidates of reserved category in the list of general category at the state of preparing merit list of preliminary examination. Nearly 4.5 lakh persons had appeared for physical tests conducted for recruitment on 1,382 posts of PSI. Out of them, some 2.5 lakh candidates took the elimination test. A list of 4,252 candidates has been prepared by the Board for final exam. Those left out have approached the HC challenging the list for final exam by contending that the reserved category candidates have been given place in open category thereby restricting chances of candidates belonging to non-reserved category. It was argued that the authority can give place of meritorious candidates from reserved category in general category while preparing the final selection list, and this cannot be done during elimination stage. The state government defended its stance by submitting that there is a fallacy on part of the petitioners about interpretation of general category and the Board has gone by the books in preparation of the list. It was also submitted that if this list is scrapped, entire recruitment process would be required to be undertaken afresh . Justice Biren Vaishnav posted the case for dictation of judgment on Wednesday.

  • PSI recruitment: Will have to scrap exam if directed to issue fresh merit list: Gujarat govt to High Court
  • The Indian Express

    The state govenment on Friday told the Gujarat High Court that it will have no option “but to scrap” the class-3 police sub-inspector examinations altogether if the court directs for any change in the methodology of the recruitment process.  The governement’s reply came in a submission before the high court which is hearing a in a bunch of petitions challenging the methodology of the recruitment process to the post.The petitions have challenged the inclusion of reserved category candidates in the list of open category candidates in the preliminary merit list for the purpose of appearing in the main examination for the post of police sub-inspector class-3.The petitioners have sought that the same be declared unlawful and that the court direct the Police Sub Inspector Recruitment Board (PSIRB) to issue a fresh merit list of candidates for appearing in the main examination pursuant to the preliminary examination by calling upon three times the candidates of each category — reserved category, and general category — to the number of vacancies notified for each of the categories without including candidates of the reserved category in open category.A total of 1382 posts are to be filled up.Nine petitions have been filed by nearly 880 candidates. The petitioners are candidates belonging to the general category as well as the reserved categories (SEBC/SC/ST) who are undergoing recruitment process for the Police Sub-Inspector, Class-3. The exam is conducted in three stages — a physical test followed by preliminary examination, and then the main examination.The physical test was conducted in December 2021 and nearly 2.5 lakh candidates qualified to appear for the preliminary exam conducted by the board on March 6, 2022. The results of this stage of the exam were declared on April 27, 2022, which listed the candidates who qualified for the mains stage.As interim relief, the petitioners have sought that pending disposal and final order in the petitions, the petitioners be allowed to appear in the main examination, scheduled to be held on June 12. The court has now kept the matters for further hearing on June 6.

GSSSB Recruitment: Discrepancies in 5 exams, says Jadeja, seeks probe
The Indian Express | 3 weeks ago
The Indian Express
3 weeks ago

Whistleblower activist Yuvrajsinh Jadeja on Wednesday alleged discrepancies in as many as five state government recruitment exams since 2018 and demanded an investigation into the irregularities.At a press conference in Ahmedabad on Wednesday, Jadeja alleged discrepancies in recruitment exams held for Assistant Tribal Development Officer (ATDO) Grade 3, Multipurpose Health Worker (MPHW) in Jamnagar Municipal Corporation (JMC) , Sub-Auditor/Sub Treasury Officer, Additional Assistant Engineer (AAE)-Mechanical and Sub-Auditor held by the Gujarat Subordinate Service Selection Board (GSSSB).According to Jadeja, the recruitment exam for these five state government departments were held between 2018 and 2021.“I have already submitted the proof to police and state government regarding discrepancies in these government exams. We have found out that at least 10 candidates in AAE Mechanical exam, nine candidates for Sub Auditor/Sub Treasury officer exam, 15 candidates in ATDO exam, 11 candidates in MPHW exam and 20 candidates in sub-auditor exam may have been involved in irregularities,” said Jadeja.Claiming that in several instances, candidates ticked on the same right answers and even wrong answers in their OMR sheets, Jadeja added, “In other cases, candidates had access to question papers in advance while in others, groups of candidates were taken to different locations by touts where their OMR sheets were filled by the latter.”He demanded a fair investigation into the irregularities and said, “A stringent law be introduced with a minimum 10 years of imprisonment in case of leaking question papers.”

GSSSB Recruitment: Discrepancies in 5 exams, says Jadeja, seeks probe
GSHSEB asks schools to begin admission process for Class 11 Science stream
Times of India | 3 weeks ago
Times of India
3 weeks ago

AHMEDABAD: The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board's (GSHSEB) has written to schools to begin the admission process in the Class 11 science stream through a circular. The board on Monday had declared the results for SSC. Of the 7.8 lakh regular students who appeared for the examination, 5.04 lakh cleared their examination which was a success rate of 65.18 per cent. The circular states that those students who had passed the Class 10 exams with basic maths will be entitled to get admissions in only the B group in Class 11 and they will not be able to get admissions in A or AB groups. However, those students who wish to be admitted in A and AB groups can take supplementary exams of standard maths and after clearing them they can apply for Class 11. The supplementary exam is scheduled for July. Starting this year, the GSHSEB has given students two options: standard maths for those who wish to pursue further studies in A or AB groups in the Science stream while those who opt for basic maths, can get admissions in the B group or can opt for commerce or humanities.

GSHSEB asks schools to begin admission process for Class 11 Science stream
  • Schools told to begin admissions for Class 11
  • Times of India

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) has written to schools to begin the admission process for Class 11 science stream. The board on Monday had declared the results for SSC. Of the 7.8 lakh regular students who appeared for the examination, 5.04 lakh cleared their examination which was a success rate of 65.18%.A circular issued by the board states that those who had passed the Class 10 exams with basic maths will be entitled to get admissions in only B group in Class 11 and they will not be able to get admissions in A or AB groups. However, those students who wish to be admitted in A and AB groups can take supplementary exams of standard maths and after clearing it they can apply for Class 11. The supplementary exam is scheduled in July.Starting this year, GSHSEB has given students two options — standard maths for those who wish to pursue further studies in A or AB groups in science stream while those who opt for basic maths can get admissions in B group or can opt for commerce or humanities.

30% students fail in mathematics
Ahmedabad Mirror | 3 weeks ago
Ahmedabad Mirror
3 weeks ago

Mathematics continues to be tough for class 10 students, despite the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) providing students with options of “easy” and “tough” question papers.In the class 10 result declared on Monday, as many as 30% of students failed in Basic Mathematics option (a comparatively easier version of question paper) and 7% students failed in Standard Mathematics (the tougher version of the question paper).As per the statistics shared by the board, of the 6,61,540 students who appeared in the Basic Mathematics exam, 4,59,992 students passed the exam conducted in March 2022. This brings the pass percentage for Basic Mathematics at 69.53%- the lowest result for any subject this year. For Standard Mathematics, 92.63% students passed with 1,02,540 students out of 1,10,703 clearing the exam.The second subject with highest failure rate turned out to be Science and Technology wherein 28% students failed.Academics said the option of giving twin options to students, of easy and tough versions of math papers, has not clicked. Hitendra Trivedi, former principal of C N Vidyalaya, who remains associated with the school, said, “The catch here is the fact that all students have to study the entire mathematics textbook, irrespective of their choice of Basic or Standard Mathematics. Both the papers draw questions from the same textbook. The system would have worked better if tougher chapters from the textbook were eliminated.“The current system didn’t work well and the huge number of students failing in the subject exam is proof of it.”Alka Sapre, Principal of the Diwan Ballubhai English medium school in Kankaria, said the result also points at the ill-effects of online education in wake of the pandemic. She said, “Attendance was not mandatory and students could not focus on writing papers. Their attention span and preparation for the board exams also got affected and its effect is visible in the result. We used to record 100% results, but this time we have reported 90% result.”She said it will take a couple of years to bring education back on track.

30% students fail in mathematics
Class 10 result at 65.18%
Ahmedabad Mirror | 4 weeks ago
Ahmedabad Mirror
4 weeks ago

Even with challenges and limitations of online education during the past two years, more class 10 students have passed this year than in 2020. Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) on Monday declared class 10 result at 65.18%. This year’s result is higher by around 4% compared to the last exam result in 2020 at 60.64%.Out of 7,72,771 students who appeared for the exam, 5,03,726 passed in March 2022. The board held the exam after a gap of one year as the Gujarat government had granted mass-promotion in 2021 due to the Covid pandemic.The number of students getting A1 Grade also saw a massive jump from 1,671 students in 2020 to a whopping 12,090 students this year. The figure is believed to be an all-time high.The result has been superior despite the fact that the board continued with its policy of granting not more than 5 grace marks.Officials said 30.75% repeat students and 17.04% private students passed the exam.The exam registered 1,162 cheating cases of which 848 were identified based on video footage and 255 others.Officials said 7,521 students scored 99 percentile and above followed by 15,043 above 98 percentile, 23,346 above 97 percentile and 31,300 above 96 percentile.Surat district tops in the stateAhmedabad Rural schools outperformed the ones in Ahmedabad City yet again. Rural schools reported 63.98% result against 63.18% by City schools. Surat district topped with the highest result at 75.64%, followed by Morbi 73.79%, Rajkot 72.86%, Surendranagar 70.79%. Ahmedabad Rural ranked at 19th position and Ahmedabad City ranked at 20th position. In Ahmedabad city only 5 schools reported 100% results this year, a decrease from 12 such schools in 2020. In Ahmedabad Rural, 8 schools reported 100% result this year against 18 in 2020. Five schools in city and rural each reported 0% result against 6 each in 2020.​​​​​​​

Class 10 result at 65.18%
Gujarat: Class 12 general stream results highest in 13 years
Times of India | 4 weeks ago
Times of India
4 weeks ago

AHMEDABAD: The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board's (GSHSEB) Class 12 general stream results that were declared on Saturday recorded 86.91% of success percentage, the highest in the last 13 years. In 2008, Class 12 general stream results stood at 86.99%. The highest ever results of Class 12 general stream were recorded in 2006 with 91.02% success rate. Students who got A1 grade, percentage 91 and above, this year was the highest in the last one decade. This year, 2,092 students scored 91% and above. In 2013 only 107 students had scored 90% and above. Students were mass promoted in 2021 because of the Covid-19 situation. The officials stated that the number of students who scored above 81% but less than 90% stood at 25,215. The state education department said that 87.23% Gujarati-medium students cleared the 2022 examination while 86.85% English-medium students passed the exams. The Class 12 general stream result for 2022 exams was 13.6% higher than the 2019 results. Of the 3.35 lakh students who appeared for the Class 12 general stream exam, 2.91 lakh were successful. As compared to the previous year, 16,000 less students had taken the examination this year. According to the education department, while Subi examination centre of Ahwa-Dang district and Chhapi in Banaskantha district recorded the highest passing percentage of 100%, Dabhoi centre recorded the lowest result of 56.43%. Among the state districts, Dang recorded the highest pass percentage, 95.41%, while Vadodara recorded the lowest pass percentage of 76.49%. Girls once again remained ahead of boys among those who attempted the HSC for the first time. The pass rate of girls stood at 89.23%, while the boys' success percentage was 84.67%. According to the statistics provided, this year 23,575 students failed in one subject, while 11,577 failed to clear their exams in two subjects, and another 4,967 failed in three subjects.

Gujarat: Class 12 general stream results highest in 13 years
Gujarat: Rush unlikely for admissions in commerce colleges
Times of India | 4 weeks ago
Times of India
4 weeks ago

AHMEDABAD: Even though the Class 12 general stream results are at a decadal high this year, it is likely that there won't be a rush for admissions in commerce colleges. The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board's (GSHSEB) Class 12 general stream results for 2022 stood at 86.91%, the highest in the last 13 years. Sources said that in 2021 when the students were mass promoted, as many as 3,000 seats in commerce colleges had remained vacant. Sources said that there are around 40,000 commerce, BBA and BCA seats available in Gujarat University. Around 40,000 students of Ahmedabad city and rural have cleared the exams. Sources said that normally around 30% of the students who have cleared the exams take admissions in GU while the remaining students usually go to other universities for further studies. Sources said that the university has not yet begun the process of admissions in commerce branches and there is no clarity when the process will begin. On the other hand, in the last two years, around 15 private universities have come up and these universities have already begun the admission process by distributing admission forms. Sources said that the GU is yet to select the agency which will execute the admission process and may be by next week the admission process will begin.

Gujarat: Rush unlikely for admissions in commerce colleges
  • Gujarat University yet to begin BSc admissions procedure
  • Times of India

    AHMEDABAD: Gujarat University (GU) has not yet started the admission process for its Bachelor of Science courses even though the Class 12 science results were announced on May 12. Sources in GU said while engineering admissions have begun, GU is still preparing for the BSc admissions. The university has not yet selected an agency to execute the process. In May, members of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) had protested at the GU vice-chancellor's office against the delay, and said that private universities have begun their admissions but GU, which ranks 44th in the country, has not as it was not ready. ABVP also demanded that the university engage a government entity instead of a private agency, as it would be cost effective and reduce the likelihood of irregularities. The university hires a private agency to execute the online admissions process for the 35 science colleges affiliated with it.

  • Gujarat: Admissions for engineering degree courses begin
  • Times of India

    Ahmedabad: The admissions process for engineering degree courses began on Tuesday and will be completed by June 30. Class XII science students, whose results were announced on May 12, had been waiting thus far as the Admission Committee for Professional Courses (ACPC), which regulates and conducts the intake process, was framing the rules. After the online registration process, a provisional merit list based on GujCET will be announced on July 6. The first round of admissions will be from July 14 to 20, and seat allotment will be announced on July 25. The academic term begins on July 28. According to the new rules of the All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), students from Group A, B and AB will be able participate in the admission process but students of Group B will only be able to pick 19 branches. The admissions process begins with the Admission Committee for Professional Courses framing the rules and is followed by the registration process. Based on registration data, ACPC prepares a merit list with 60% weight given to the Class XII score and 40% to the GujCET score. Students are then allotted colleges. There are about 66,000 engineering seats at 133 colleges in the state. Last year, 36,000 engineering seats remained vacant. This year, 26,000 students who picked A Group cleared the Class XII exams. Sources said with two new engineering colleges this year, the total number of seats in the state will increase by around 600. Students of other boards such as CBSE also participate in the admission process. As the CBSE exams end on June 17, students wanting to participate will have to register by uploading their hall tickets, bonafide certificate or Aadhaar card.