UPSEE to be scrapped from 2021, JEE Main scores to be used for admissions
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NEW DELHI: Abdul Kalam Technical University - the conducting body of the Uttar Pradesh State Engineering Entrance Exam (UPSEE) will not be conducting the exam anymore from 2021. As per an official this is the last time AKTU is conducting UPSEE, from the year 2021, JEE Main scores will be used for admissions in 1.40 lakh seats in 750 colleges across the state.
As per media reports, AKTU vice-chancellor Prof Vinay Pathak said “The decision has been taken to scrap UPSEE from 2021. The decision has been made to make preparations from students easier as they prepare for both UPSEE and JEE Main separately. We have decided to implement this from 2021 so as to give students time to prepare in a better manner. Many states are already using JEE Main scores for admissions in their respective states.”
Also, a senior bureaucrat at UP chief minister’s office has confirmed to a media house that the decision has been thoroughly discussed with the Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and a presentation was made before him explaining the benefits of using JEE Main scores for admissions and how this is going to relieve students from the pressure of preparing for two separate entrance examinations.
JEE Main is conducted twice every year for admissions in engineering, architecture and planning courses in the IITs, NITs, IIITs and several other state and private engineering institutes.