After missing a string of deadlines, the results of the final year polytechnic diploma exam of the Board of Technical Education, Uttar Pradesh (BTEUP) was announced on Friday, ending the uncertainty in the minds of more than 2 lakh students. Like previous years, girls outperformed boys in the exam this year too.  

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    The pass percentage of girls this year is pegged at 73%, compared to the 55% of boys who managed to clear the exams. A total of nearly 15,000 girls appeared in the exam while more than 1.77 lakh boys took the exam, said SN Singh, secretary, board of technical education.
    The result was declared on July 28 after the authorities missed several consecutive deadline of announcement of results. The results were first scheduled to be out on June 25, and then rescheduled multiple times to June 30, July 6 and July 13. 
    The board conceded that the delays were due to their failure to complete the evaluatioin work on time. Singh told HT that next time it will be declared on time. “There were certain technical issues that has delayed the process of preparing final year result,’ he said.
    The BTEUP conducts examinations for students enrolled with polytechnic colleges across Uttar Pradesh in various disciplines like Electrical, Electronics, Civil, Mechanical, Automobile, Computer Science (CS) and Information Technology (IT).

Fewer NRIs, greater hope for state's MBBS aspirants

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
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  • Updated: Jul 06, 2014 22:16 IST

With only two non-resident Indian (NRI) candidates clearing All-India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT), 2014, the local MBBS aspirants can hope to find more seats in Punjab.

Of the MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) seats, 30 in three government colleges of the state are reserved for the NRIs and foreign nationals. The private colleges can reserve up to 15% seats for the expatriates. Sources in the Punjab medical research and education department said that tough entrance examination had resulted in only two NRI candidates qualifying this year.

A senior functionary of the department said that final picture would emerge on July 17 during second counselling at the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, when the seats in all reserved categories (NRI, sports, disabled) will be filled. The university conducts counselling for all MBBS and BDS (Bachelor of Dental Science) seats in Punjab, except the slots in Christian Medical College, Ludhiana.

If the NRI seats remain vacant after second counselling, the procedure is to award these on general merit in the government colleges and convert to the management quota in the private medical colleges. The management-quota annual fee in private colleges from the 2014 session will be Rs 6.6 lakh but the NRI candidates pay $1 lakh (about Rs 60 lakh).

With the Medical Council of India (MCI) allowing the Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), Jalandhar, to induct 150 MBBS students, the total seats in the state have reached 930. However, the council is still to decide on approval to intake 150 at Chintpurni Medical College, Pathankot, and increase nearly 180 seats in other Punjab colleges.


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