AICTE member secretary Rajiv Kumar said this provision is applicable only for those admissions which are being made on the basis of performance of students in national level entrance examinations such as JEE or state level entrance examination.
Kumar said this is not the first time that the council has approved provisional admission. “The exception was introduced for MBA admissions last year when some universities were not able to declare undergraduate (UG) results. We are facing an unprecedented situation and no method will work foolproof, but we need to have a strategy that minimizes the loss of students,” he said.
This year, AICTE has also amended the eligibility criteria for engineering admission. Now it is not mandatory to study Mathematics and Physics in class 12th to pursue BE and BTech courses.. As per the revised rules, which will come into effect from the academic year 2021-22, students can choose a combination of any three subjects out of the 14 listed subjects.
“While students will be provided provisional admission, they will still have to fulfill the course-specific minimum eligibility requirement. If a student fails to obtain the minimum passing subjects in class 12 after the declaration of result, his/her admission will be automatically cancelled.