The state directorate of technical education (DTE), in a special directive has demanded the universities to declare the results of first-year engineering and pharmacy courses not later than June 15. The Universities, however, are showing apprehension ovet the the feasibility of the decision. DTE needs the university results to be declared as soon as possible to allow smooth direct-second year admissions, popularly known as lateral entry, for these two streams. Also Read - Will Convert All State-Run Madrasas Into a General School: Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

This decision, however, has created a haphazardous situation a majority of state universities where authorities have admitted that the June 15 deadline for declaring results for the first year is going be difficult to meet. The first-year engineering results usually get out in July or sometimes even in August said the Digambar Netke, the officiating controller of examination (CoE) of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University (BAMU). Also Read - Anything For Education: Goa Students Trek 3km Everyday to Reach Hilltop to Access Internet For Online Classes

“June 15 is too early a deadline for the simple reason that examinations get over by around the first week of June. Nevertheless, keeping in mind the interest of our students, we will put in our best efforts to meet deadline spelt out by the DTE,” he said. Adding that delay of at least a week in the declaration of results could be expected this year. Also Read - Will You Send Your Kids to School If They Reopen in October? 71% Parents Say No; Reveals Survey

Echoing similar views, Ravi Sarode, the CoE of Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada (SRTM) University, Nanded said the examinations of engineering and pharmacy courses cannot be advanced either so thetime to correct the papers is not enough. “The Centralised Admission Process (CAP) for these professional courses, followed by admissions, does not permit us to change the examination schedule. We will be try to start the assessment as early as possible” he said.

The lateral entry admissions are conducted through the CAP by the DTE every year. Aspirants who have successfully completed diploma courses among others are eligible for lateral entry admissions for the 20% seats reserved in engineering colleges. Aspirants of lateral entry admissions can also claim seats that remain vacant when students fail. State Directorate of Technical Education has specifically announced that the vacancy of seats towards failed candidates can be considered during CAP rounds. Welcoming the DTE directive, engineering and pharmacy colleges said it would benefit them in filling maximum number of seats.