For the first time, MCAER admission to be done on the basis marks obtained by the candidates in the entrance test. Candidates who are seeking B.Sc Agri admission for the academic year will have to take part in entrance test on the basis of which admission will be given. Earlier, admissions were conducted based on Class XII marks, but for MCAER admission 2018, the MCAER will also ask for scores of the Maharashtra Technical Common Entrance Test (MHT CET), the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) or the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE).
For this year admission, candidates can apply with the scores of any one of the entrance test, in whichever you scored the highest marks. Total score for the admission will be in the ratio of 70:30 (Entrance Test Score and Class 12th Marks). The MCAER will consider both biology and mathematics scores in the MHT CET for admissions. 88 percent tenders quote lower rates. The change in the admission process is a result of the ‘professional’ status allotted to agriculture and allied courses.
This means that a bachelor’s degree in agricultural engineering, horticulture, forestry, biotechnology, home or community science, food technology, sericulture, food nutrition and dietetics and agriculture will be treated on a par with other professional courses, such as engineering and medicine. Maharashtra is home to four agriculture universities, under which there are around 190 colleges with a total intake capacity of over 15,200 seats.
Commissioner of the CET Cell, A E Rayate said that we have only replaced our criteria for admission from Class XII marks to entrance exam scores. We will continue with our central admission process,” said Kausadikar. Meanwhile, the state CET Cell said that no official notification had been made. “We haven’t received any official communication from the MCAER yet. We will make necessary arrangements to include agriculture courses as and when we get a confirmation.