NITs Relax Admission Criteria: Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) decided to relax admission procedures to the National Institute of Technology (NITs). This is in wake of the ongoing pandemic. As per the new rule, there is no minimum marks requirement for Class12 board exams. A pass certificate is sufficient. IITs also relaxed the criterion for admission earlier. NITs will admit students based on their performance in Joint Entrance Exam-Advanced (JEE-Advanced).
The news was confirmed today by Union human resource and development minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank. He tweeted, “Due to prevailing circumstances, Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) has decided to relax the eligibility criterion for admissions to NITs and other centrally funded technical institutions.”
For admission, in the previous years, NITs used to demand either 75% mark in the board examinations or a place in the top 20 percentile of their respective boards. This was in addition to a candidate’s performance in JEE-Advanced.
The sudden outbreak of COVID-19, disrupted board exams this year. Many states could not complete and many called off the exams. Due to a sudden increase in patients, the JEE exam and the National Eligibility-cum- Entrance Test (NEET) were postponed to September. This announcement came on July 3, by the union human resource development ministry. So In this situation NITs Relax Admission Criteria in the welfare of Students.
Many other Universities and colleges including some big and reputed universities like Delhi University (DU) and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) also announced to give relaxation in Admission Criteria in the welfare of Students.
According to the latest reports, on September 13, NEET exam will be held. Furthermore, the JEE (Main) examination will take place between September 1 to 6, and JEE (Advanced) examination on September 27.
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