Provisionally restraining the arbitrariness of private institutions in education, the government has banned spot counseling. Now it will be mandatory for private institutions to give admission in D-Pharma, Fashion Designing, Engineering and Agriculture Diploma only to the candidates appearing in the Polytechnic Entrance Examination. They will have to take admission through online counseling only. A government order has also been issued in this regard. This will curb arbitrary admission by private institutions. Along with this, arbitrary fee collection will also stop.
Provisional Education Minister Ashish Patel said that the Polytactin entrance examination is to be held in the state on August 2. About four lakh candidates are expected to sit in it. These candidates will be given admission in about 2 lakh 38 thousand 388 seats in both government and private polytechnic institutes. Till now private polytechnics were doing arbitrariness in the name of admission in the state. Such students were being given admission by doing spot counseling and charging lakhs of fees, while thousands of poor and middle class students who passed and appeared in the entrance examination were denied admission. He was forced to pay an additional fee of around Rs 50,000.
He told that on the instructions of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, this process has been stopped in the department. Now all such candidates who appear in the entrance exam are sure to get admission. Private polytechnics and institutes have now been forced to give admission to all such candidates who will participate in the online counseling conducted by the UP Joint Entrance Examination Council. Similarly, in order to maintain the quality of technical education, private polytechnics and institutes will now have to conduct examinations for main courses like D-Pharma, engineering, fashion designing etc. in state polytechnics. Earlier, the private institutions used to decide amongst themselves and get the examination centers fixed. Due to this, the copying mafia became active and used to copy on a large scale.