Monday, March 12, 2007
UP Technical University
IN AN important decision, the UP Technical University (UPTU) has decided that students securing less than 20 per cent marks in State Entrance Examination (SEE) will not be eligible for selection in technical colleges of the State.The decision is significant, because now even SC/ST candidates will have to secure 20 per cent marks in SEE while OBC candidates will have to get 25 per cent marks. Till last year, quota students were given admission even if they secured five per cent marks. On earlier occasions, UPTU admitted even those students in the counselling process who had secured 0 marks.In another important decision, the provision of negative marking in SEE has been done away with. UPTU officials say that the eligibility percentage has been raised because this time the merit is likely to go higher as negative marking has been done away with.