As the pandemic continues to affect millions it has also affected our education system and has brought some major changes with it as well. In the latest change the Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) today relaxed admission norms for admissions into the National Institute of Technology (NITs) and Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs).
Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has tweeted that “Due to prevailing circumstances, Central Seat Allocation Board (#CSAB) has decided to relax the eligibility criterion for admissions to NITs and other #CFTIs”.
“JEE Main 2020 qualified candidates will now only need to obtain a passing certificate in class XII examination irrespective of the marks obtained”.
“For admissions in #NITs & other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions, apart from qualifying #JEE Main, the #eligibility is to secure a minimum of 75% marks in XII Board exams or rank among the top 20 percentile in their qualifying examinations” he added.
With this NIT will follow IITs decision on admitting undergraduate students based on their performance in Joint Entrance Exam-Mains (JEE-Mains) and will discount the class 12 board examination marks in the selection process, the human resource development ministry said today.
Earlier, along with the JEE-Mains score, NITs used to demand either 75% mark in the board examinations or a place in the top 20 percentile.
On July 17, the HRD Minister announced that due to the partial cancellation of class 12 exams by several Boards, Joint Admission Board (JAB) has decided to give relaxation on the eligibility criterion for JEE (Advanced) 2020 qualified students this year. This meant that the qualified candidates who have passed Class 12 examinations will be eligible for admission to IITs irrespective of marks they obtained in boards exam.