DTE Admissions 2019-20

DTE Admissions 2019-20

State reopens online registrations, applicants may have to pay more

PUBLISH DATE 8th April 2017

 The Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) has re-opened online registrations for the state Common Entrance Test (MH-CET) after many students complained they weren’t able to apply. Engineering aspirants can now register for the exams till 3pm, April 10.

“After we closed registrations, we received many complaints from students who had not been able to apply online for various reasons. They were so many that we decided to reopen registrations,” said Dayanand Meshram, joint director of DTE.

He added that the students who will apply this week will end up paying double the fees for the process.

This is because the delay in Number of students registering for state-conducted common entrance test for engineering and pharmacy (MH-CET) has reduced by 6% despite the fact that the test no longer serves as gateway to health science courses. As the registration process for CET ended on March 30, around applying will invite a fine.

Applicants need to pay Rs800 for the open category and Rs600 for the reserved categories.

This year, the MH-CET exams will only be held for engineering 3.84 lakh aspirants enrolled for the test, compared to 4.09 lakh students who had opted for it last year. However, the latter figure includes thousands of health science aspirants who are now required to take NEET for admissions. and pharmacy aspirants since all medical aspirants will only appear for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET). The registration for NEET was open till March 30, this year.

The exam will be held across centres in the state on May 11, 2017.

The number of students registering for state-conducted common entrance test for engineering and pharmacy (MH-CET) has reduced by a mere 6%, despite the fact that the test no longer serves as the gateway to health science courses.

As the registration process for CET ended on the original date (March 30), around 3.84 lakh aspirants enrolled for the test, compared to 4.09 lakh students who had opted for it last year. Until last year, MH-CET held the key for pharmacy, engineering and health science courses.

But this year, the state decided to use NEET score for all health science courses, including MBBS and BDS.