Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Common entrance test for UP Minority Educational Institutions

Lucknow: In a first perhaps, and laudable trend-setting move, eight recognized minority educational institutions in Uttar Pradesh have joined hand to conduct a Common Entrance Examination (CEE) for admission of minority category students in several professional courses at these institutions.

The institutions that have been granted minority status by the National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions (NCMEI) have formed a body -- Consortium of Minority Professional Educational Institutions (COMPEI), for smooth conduct of the CEE-2011.

According to Mr Jamal Ahmed, President, COMPEI, the CEE-2011 will be held on May 22, 2011 and will offer 1350 seats in different courses like B.Tech., B.Pharma., MBA and MCA. The CEE-2011 will be held at 35 centres in several cities of UP, Bihar, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Uttrakhand, Assam and Jammu & Kashmir. "In UP the CEE-2011 information brochure will be available at select branches of HDFC Bank and Punjab National Bank. The last date for submitting application form will be May 2, 2011," he said.
He also stated that COMPEI has 2700 seats in professional courses and CEE-2011 will be for 1350 which will be for minority students. "For the remaining seats admission will be open for general category seats through the entrance examination by state's Gautam Budha Technical University (GBTU)," said Jamal Ahmed.

He said that minority category students were lagging in admission to professional courses and hence the arrangement has been done so that they can secure admission. "With 50 percent reservation, they stand fair chance of admission, we will also offer fee waiver in some cases to them for facilitating the admission," he said.

The institutions which are part of the COMPEI include Jahangirabad Educational Trust group of Institutions in Barabanki, Azad Institute of Enginnering and Technology, Lucknow, Azad Institute of Pharmacy and Research, Lucknow, Awadh Institute of Technology, Lucknow, Lucknow Institute of Technology, Vidya College of Engineering, Vidya Institute of Fashion Technology, Vidya School of Business-all from Meerut. "All these institutions are minority institutes with Muslim and Jain community," he said.

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