Education News: In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, The HRD Ministry, on Thursday, declared a relaxation in the admission criteria for NITs and centrally funded technical institutions, dissolving the requirement of minimum 75 percent marks in Class 12 Board exams.
“Due to prevailing circumstances, Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) has decided to relax the eligibility criterion for admissions to NITs and other centrally funded technical institutions,” said Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Union HRD Minister.
“JEE Main 2020 qualified candidates will now only need to obtain a passing certificate in class XII examination irrespective of the marks obtained,” he added.
Previously, to secure admissions in NITs and other centrally funded technical institutions, besides qualifying the JEE-Main, the eligibility was to score a minimum of 75 percent marks in Class 12 board exams or rank among the top 20 percentile in their qualifying examinations.
The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)-Mains, which has been postponed twice, will now be commenced from September 1 to 6.