Mumbai: In Maharashtra, the admissions to professional courses, such as engineering, management, pharmacy, agriculture, law and education, for the academic year 2020-21 will be finished in mere two rounds, instead of the usual three rounds.
The state government has changed the admission rules for both undergraduate (UG) and post-graduation (PG) professional courses to reduce the number of rounds of the centralised admission process (CAP) from three to two. The move will shorten the admission process which has already been delayed by months due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
“The third round has been dropped to wrap up the admission process as quickly as possible. Besides, the students unnecessarily keep trying their luck and wait until the final round to secure their admissions,” said an official from the State Common Entrance Test (CET) Cell.
MHT-CET, the state’s biggest entrance test, which was to be conducted in April, finally began on October 1. The test, which holds the key for BE, BPharm, DPharm as well as various UG agriculture courses, will continue till October 20. The entrance tests for three- and five-year LLB and BEd courses have also been pushed ahead and will now be conducted in the months of October and November.
Download: Schedule for BEd and LLB CETs
While the CET for MBA/MMS was conducted and its result was declared back in March, the Covid-19 restrictions put a halt on the admission process for the PG course. The CET Cell has now announced that the CAP MBA and MMS will begin in the second week of October, though it hasn’t provided a detailed schedule yet.
Download: Notice about MBA/MMS admissions