To reduce competitive phobia among the students, the Punjab State Board of Technical Education and Industrial Training is organizing the Joint entrance exam on April 20. However, the sale of the JET forms started today in the district and on the first day around 1200 forms were sold at nine venues. The rush was more at Government Model Senior Secondary School, PAU where 400 forms were sold on day one.
The forms are available at government girls senior secondary school, Samrala, Government high school, Almor-Khanna, government senior secondary school, Dehlon, government senior secondary school, Raikot, government high school, Pakhowal, government girls senior secondary school, Jagraon, government senior secondary school, mullanpur, government model senior secondary school, PAU and government senior secondary school, Payal.
The last date to submit the forms is March 24 at the respective venues and the entrance exam is schedule for April 20.
The forms are available at Rs 50 and the JET exam will be conducted in two versions English and Punjabi.
Last year around 4581 students had appeared at 23 examination centres for Joint Entrance test and 7220 have applied for the exam but several students could not make it for the exam as examination centers were not placed at the central places and students find it difficult to reach the examination centers.
It is pertinent to mention here that the Punjab State Board of Technical Education and Industrial Training must make the examination centres at Dehlon, Pakhowal, Kamalpura, Sidhwan Bet, Jandali as more number of students apply from these areas.
Talking to Hindustan Times, Santokh Singh, district guidance counselor, Ludhiana, said, "We are got 3000 forms from the Punjab State Board of Technical Education and Industrial Training and around 1200 forms have been sold out so I have received a phone call from the principal of government model senior secondary school-Pau to send more forms as around 400 forms have been sold on the first day.
Further, the form is available at Rs 50 and any student can appear in the entrance exam in RS 50. However, the idea is to motivate students so that they can pursue their education by doing diplomas in various streams like electronics, civil, mechanical engineering etc. Moreover, students can evaluate themselves and can reduce their competitive phobia."
We have informed the government schools and further they are asked to inform the students so that more students can apply and further appear in the entrance exam.
Benefits for SC and OBC for diploma courses in polytechnic colleges
Students coming from SC category, whose parents annual income is less than Rs 2 lakh, will get free education for the all three years. At the time of admission they will have to pay only the admission fee between Rs 1,100 and 1,200. Whereas students of OBC background, whose parents have annual income less than Rs 1 lakh, they will also get free education for three years," he said.
Moreover, students whose parents have annual income less than Rs 4.5 lakh can take benefit of tuition fee waiver scheme. Considering the merit of the students the polytechnic waives off tuition fee up to 5 %.