Source: The Times of India
In view of the ongoing pandemic, the HRD Ministry eased up the admission eligibility in centrally funded technical institutions and NITs. Earlier a student had to either attain a rank in top 20 in the qualifying exam or minimum of 75 percent marks in class 12th board exams, along with qualify in JEE-Main.
Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal tweeted, “Due to prevailing circumstances, Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) has decided to relax the eligibility criterion for admissions to NITs and other centrally funded technical institutions.” He also added, “JEE Main 2020 qualified candidates will now only need to obtain a passing certificate in class XII examination irrespective of the marks obtained”.
The JEE-Mains (Joint Entrance Examination), will be held from 1st September to 6th September, after being postponed twice.