Jharkhand: On one hand students are facing seat crunch in private colleges in other states, on the other there are very few takers for 600 odd seats in the recognised management colleges in Jharkhand.

After only 37 students applying for the 600 odd seats available in these colleges, the Jharkhand Joint Entrance Examination Council withheld the Entrance Test-2011 (J-MET 2011).

Toeing the selection pattern of CAT and MAT, the state government had decided to hold J-MET for 600 seats for two year MBA/Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) course in recognised private institutions.

But, only 37 applications were received. The exams were scheduled for May 8 and last date of submission of applications was April 12.

Arun Kumar, Director, Department of Science and Technology, which had proposed for J-MET, had made it mandatory to take this entrance exam in order to take admission in recognized with AICTE and the state government.

However, the Xavier’s Institute of Social Science (XISS) had refused to conduct exams through J-MET and had even approached the court, due to which the council did not include it while announcing total management seats.

Sources said that had XISS’ 330 management seats been included, the exam would have received better response from students.