From the upcoming academic session 2016-17, Indian State of Gujarat may introduce a new entrance test for professional courses Gujarat Common Entrance Test (GujCET) while opting out from the Joint Entrance Test i.e. JEE Main. States that offered admission to the engineering courses on the basis of JEE Main score includes Gujarat, Maharashtra, Odisha, Nagaland, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana & Uttarakhand. These states joined JEE Main system and accepted JEE Main 2015 score.
Opinions of Stakeholders
As per the reports published, state education minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama has planned to introduce a new entrance test when he received representations from students and school management to make JEE not compulsory for the admissions in these courses. Moreover as per the reports it has also been brought into consideration that the state in the present academic session gave admission even to those students who have not given the JEE Exam. It is not so that the opinion of the students and school management will only be taken into consideration but also the opinion of various stakeholders including academicians and students will also be given importance.
Reasons behind the New Initiative
Due to JEE Main many students moved out of the state so as to pursue their higher studies. This solution may give more than one lakh students in the state a sigh of relief. However, students who are desirous of seeking admissions to the institutes outside the state will have to take JEE or other national level tests.
Syllabus of Gujarat Common Entrance Test (GujCET)
The Gujarat Common Entrance Test (GujCET) syllabus will be based on Semester 3 and Semester 4 of class 12 of Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board.
Further the education department of the state has been asked by the Gujarat chief minister Anandiben Patel to do the needful so that students who are willing to stay in the state don't have to compulsorily take the JEE test.