BTech admission 2024 without JEE; top government engineering colleges, upcoming entrance exams

MHT CET 2024, WBJEE, KCET, COMEDK UGET, AP EAMCET are some of the state-level engineering entrance exams. Details on colleges granting admission without JEE.


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Best engineering colleges offering admission without JEE score. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)Best engineering colleges offering admission without JEE score. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Anu Parthiban | April 13, 2024 | 06:44 PM IST

NEW DELHI: With the emergence of new technologies and progress in science, innovation, engineering programmes remain the most sought after course after Class 12. The most popular and third-highest national-level entrance exam for BTech admission is through Joint Entrance Examination (JEE). However, there are several universities that offer admission without JEE Main 2024 score.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) recently concluded the JEE Main 2024 session 1 and 2 exams for BE, BTech, BArch and BPlanning courses. Candidates who appeared in the JEE Main session 2 exams 2024 will be able to access the provisional answer key from the official website, The final merit list will be prepared by merging the scores in two sessions and considering the best of two scores.

Admission to Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), National Institutes of Technology (NIT) and other government-funded institutes is done through JEE Main. However, those who failed to qualify JEE have options to appear in state-level engineering entrance exams and university-level entrance exams to get BTech admission.

State-level engineering entrance exams

States including Maharashtra, Karnataka, West Bengal will be conducting entrance exams for admission to government and government-unaided institutes.

MHT CET 2024 - Maharashtra Common Entrance Test for physics, chemistry, and mathematics (PCM) will be conducted on May 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, and 17. A total of 119 engineering colleges will offer admission to BTech and other courses. In the latest update, MHT CET admit card 2024 is expected to be out soon.

COMEDK UGET 2024 - Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka Under Graduate Entrance Test is scheduled to be held on May 12. Through this exam, admission to 170 participating private universities will be granted.

KCET 2024 - Karnataka Examination Authority will be holding the Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET 2024) on April 18 and 19 for admission to 198 participating institutes, including government-aided and private institutes.

WBJEE 2024 - West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE 2024) will be conducted by the WBJEE Board on April 28. The board will consider both WBJEE score and JEE Main score as valid for offering admission.

Andhra Pradesh and Telangana also conduct separate entrance exams, AP EAMCET, TS EAPCET exams 2024 to fill seats in professional courses.

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Top Govt engineering colleges offering admission without JEE

Aspirants can check the top government engineering colleges offering admission without JEE Main score.

  • Veermata Jijabai Technology Institute (VJTI), Mumbai
  • Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Mumbai
  • Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (MSU), Baroda
  • Lalbhai Dalpatbai College of Engineering (LDCE), Ahmedabad
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University College of Engineering (JNTUHCEH), Hyderabad
  • Andhra University College of Engineering (AUCE), Vishakhapatnam
  • Government College of Engineering, Karad
  • Jadavpur University, Kolkata
  • Dr Ambedkar Institute of Technology, Bangalore
  • Sri Venkateswara University College of Engineering, Tirupati
  • College of Engineering (COEP), Pune.

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