MHRD announces relaxation in admission criteria for NITs, CFTIs | KNO

Decides to do away with required 75 per cent marks
MHRD announces relaxation in admission criteria for NITs, CFTIs | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, July 24 (KNO): Following the ongoing situation of COVID-19, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has canceled the required pass percentage of 75 percent for the admission in NITs and Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTI). MHRD said that the announcement of the relaxation in the admission criteria for NITs was taken in view of the current circumstances by doing away with the requirement of minimum 75 per cent marks in Class XII Board exams. According to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), Union HRD minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal on his Twitter handle said, “For admissions in NIT’s and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions, apart from qualifying JEE Main, the eligibility is to secure a minimum of 75 percent marks in XII Board exams or rank among the top 20 percentile in their qualifying examinations.” Pokhriyal said that 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. “JEE Main 2020 qualified candidates will now only need to obtain a passing certificate in class XII examination irrespective of the marks obtained,” he tweeted. According to the prescribed guidelines, a 12th standard pass-out student needs to have secured at least 75 percent or should have figured in the top 20—(KNO)