50% Must in Class XII for Admission in Engineering
Admission in Engineering
If you are a Class XII (science) student, you will have to score at least 50% marks to be eligible to apply to any engineering or pharmacy college. The All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) in its approval process handbook 2011-12 released online has said that minimum qualification for admission to engineering and pharmacy colleges will be 50% marks.
This eligibility qualification is expected to have a huge bearing on students pursuing science stream in Gujarat who were so far eligible for admission in engineering and pharmacy courses at 35%, the minimum pass marks. This also means that irrespective of students’ score in Gujarat Common Entrance Test (Gujcet), the students in the state will have to score an aggregate of 50% in physics and maths as compulsory subjects along with chemistry and biology.
The new eligibility criteria will also impact engineering and pharmacy colleges in the state considering that of the 39,000 existing seats, this year only 19,000 seats were filled by students who had scored 50% and above marks. The rest 20,000 who had secured admission in these professional courses had scored less than 50%.