The Maharashtra government has decided to run common entrance tests (CET) for all professional courses in the state from October 1st and 15th, Minister of Higher Education and Technical Education Uday Samant said in a media statement on Wednesday.
A meeting will be held on Thursday between Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Samant, and Vice Chancellors from 13 universities to discuss the schedule and method for conducting the exam.
Samant said they plan to start MHT-CET for engineering courses in the first week of October. Over five Lakh students alone have registered for MHT-CET. The governor wanted to conduct the final exams using simpler methods, which the student community will not be concerned about. He has also instructed to seek the opinion of the Vice Chancellors, as they are aware of the local reality.
A decision on the university exams last year is still undecided and is expected in the next two days, after which the state will inform the UGC. The state is also planning special exams for students who will miss this opportunity due to various issues, Samant said.