Diploma holders will get a lateral entry by Jharkhand Combined Entrance Examination Board

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   Students in Jharkhand with a diploma in vocational courses or ITI can opt for a lateral entry and can be a graduate in two years as opposed to regular three. 

The Jharkhand Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board (JCECEB) has created 543 seats in 20 government and private colleges across the state.

What it is about?

Under its ‘diploma to degree programme in which a student having a diploma in a particular subject related to polytechnic, information technology, industrial training or computer applications can get enrolled directly to the third semester of a similar degree course and can complete graduation in just two years.

Those who have a diploma in civil engineering or architectural assistantship can get enrolled in a civil engineering degree course. Those holding a diploma degree in mechanical engineering or automobile engineering can be enrolled in mechanical engineering degree course.

Eligibility: Students from the general category should have scored a minimum of 45 per cent in diploma examination and SC/ST students should get minimum 40 per cent to be eligible for the entrance examination. The questions in the entrance examination will be objective.

JCECED, however, will fill these seats on the basis of performance in an entrance examination, which is to be held on May 3.

The application forms for the entrance examination is available at 23 post offices across the state till April 28. Students can fill the form and post it to the JCECEB office along with a demand draft of Rs 315 for SC/ST students and 490 for others latest by April 30. The admit cards can be downloaded from the official website of JCECEB after April 30.

The entrance exam for B.Sc in Agriculture and Forestry, engineering and Bachelor of Homoeopathic Medical Sciences (BHMS) courses for academic year 2014-15 that was scheduled to be held on April 27 has been postponed. The board is yet to give out new dates.

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