Now B.Sc. graduates too can aspire to become engineers. The government has provided an opportunity for B.Sc. graduates from the coming academic year to join engineering course.

This was disclosed by Minister for Higher Education R.V. Deshpande. Speaking at the online counselling programme for students seeking admission to diploma courses at JSS Women’s Polytechnic in Manasagangotri here yesterday, Deshpande said: “Students who have passed PUC are allotted seats in engineering colleges based on their ranking in CET. Then the remaining seats are usually offered to students who have passed diploma courses through lateral selection. However, from this year onwards, B.Sc. graduates too can seek admission to 3rd sem. engineering through lateral selection.”

Deshpande added that for the first time in the country admission to polytechnics was being done online to establish transparency like the way it was done for admission to engineering and medical colleges.

Software Engineer Ravi Talwar, responsible for developing the software for the online process of admission, was feted.

The online counselling began eight days ago simultaneously at 11 centres in the State and so far, 11,600 students were said to have obtained admission to polytechnics.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore