JEE Main to provide lateral entry to Engineering diploma students
Candidates who have completed Engineering/Architecture/Pharmacy diploma programs from an AICTE approved institution with at least 45 percent of marks (40 percent for reserved category candidates) are eligible for admission to the second year of four year degree programme of Engineering/Pharmacy and five year Architecture programs through Lateral Entry.
These candidates need not appear for any entrance examination.
According to the AICTE, if a diploma level candidate aspires for admission into the first year of four year degree Engineering/Pharmacy or five year Architecture programme and has a 12th certificate, then the candidate will be eligible on the basis of the Class XII certificate.
Polytechnic/Engineering diploma holder who has completed Class XII from a board between 2012 and 2014, the candidate needs to update and upload the Class XII result information on the official website of JEE Main latest by July 3, 2014 midnight.
If the candidate fails to do the same, it will be assumed that the candidate is only a diploma holder and will not be treated eligible for admission to BE/B Tech/B Arch as per the aforementioned guidelines of AICTE.
The last date has been extended once from July 27 to July 30 and now it has been extended further over requests from various candidates, who could not confirm their board marks.
The JEE Main apex board has received the results from 45 education boards/universities.
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