Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Exam (UPSEE) dates announced: To be held on Apr 15, 21, 22
The entrance exam for undergraduate engineering and management courses will be held on April 15 and the entrance for postgraduate courses will be held on April 21 and 22education Updated: Dec 13, 2017 14:35 IST
Noida: The Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU) announced the dates for the Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination (UPSEE) on Wednesday, for which more than 1.5 lakh applicants appear every year. There are over 600 technical and management colleges in the state.
According to AKTU registrar OP Rai, the entrance exam for undergraduate engineering and management courses will be held on April 15 (Sunday) and the entrance for postgraduate courses will be held on April 21 (Saturday) and 22 (Sunday).
“We have announced the dates for undergraduate and postgraduate entrance examinations for the academic session 2018-19. Moreover, we have done this so that the affiliated institutes are kept in the loop and they don’t hold their respective semester/year-end or any other examinations or activity on the same dates,” Rai said.
The university administration will soon announce the dates for online registration for UPSEE-2018. For the past two years, AKTU has been organising online registration for UPSEE and for the past one year, the university administration has made Aadhaar card mandatory for registration.
“The dates for online registration will be announced after the next academic meet, the dates of which is yet to be decided. Until now, we have only decided the dates for the entrance examination,” Rai said.
Last year, a total of 1,41,961 applicants sat for UPSEE, which was held at 176 centres across UP and other cities such as Delhi, Kolkata Jaipur, Dehradun, Ranchi, Patna, Pune, Bhopal and Dhanbad.
The UPSEE is not just limited to students with UP domicile and any citizen or NRI applicant with Class 10 and 12 mark sheets and other necessary documents can apply.
Over 600 colleges (both public and private) offering various courses in engineering, biotech, pharmacy and management and are affiliated with the university. Around 168 of them are located in the western Uttar Pradesh belt including Noida, Greater Noida, Ghaziabad, Saharanpur and Bulandshahr.
After the entrance examination, a counselling process is held for students who have cleared the test to allot them seats in colleges of their preference according to their marks.
However, last year, the university faced much embarrassment when over 300 colleges failed to enrol even a single student during the counselling process. This prompted the university administration to opt for a ‘direct admission’ process to facilitate these colleges.
Reacting to speculations about the ‘direct admission process’, OP Rai said, “This is a policy decision which is dependent on how the UPSEE and counselling process will fare in 2018. We will take a decision after that.”