Ranchi: Cocking a snook at the directives of All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), Jharkhand administration has decided to grant admission to all the science students irrespective of their performance in the state level Joint Engineering Entrance Exam (JEEE) in the various private engineering institutes of the state. The move has been initiated to accommodate the vacant seat of private colleges. Ironically, a student despite scoring a zero in JEEE can secure a seat in a private engineering college.

Flouting the norms set by AICTE, Director Science and Technology department Arun Kumar took the decision.

According to the admission criteria set by AICTE, students with minimum of 45 percent (General category) and 40 percent (SC/ST) can get admission in engineering colleges. On the basis of set norms, JEEE Council conducted the engineering exams in the state.

Despite two counseling sessions maximum seats in private colleges were left vacant. In order to fill the seats , Arun Kumar issued enrollment on the basis of notification issued on May 8, 2010 by the then Director, which allowed of giving admission to the students after counseling. During that time the notification was not in compliance with the AICTE guideline.

(JPN/Bureau)