Admission to Various Levels of Higher Studies
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Admission to Various Levels
There are various admission rules and criteria which differ from college to college. But there are some general rules and regulations for admissions. Admission to any graduation requires the completion of 10+2 and any post graduation requires the completion of graduation.
Admission to Engineering or Technology
The candidates having 10+2 qualifications with physics and mathematics as compulsory subjects along with chemistry / biotechnology / computer science / biology are eligible to seek admission to Bachelor of Engineering courses in civil, mechanical, electrical, electronics, computer, aeronautics, agriculture, industrial engineering, etc. The minimum age generally is 17 years but may vary slightly from institution to institution. The admission to various engineering colleges like IITs, is generally based on the merit obtained in the entrance test.
Postgraduate Engineering Courses
The candidates interested in pursuing studies towards Master's and PhD degrees in Engineering and Technology should have Bachelors’ and Masters’ in their respective disciplines. Most of the Institutes give admission in post-graduate programmes in Engineering and Technology on the basis of Bachelors degree. The Indian Institute of Technology conducts the GATE examination annually at different centers in India.
Undergraduate Courses in Medicine
For MBBS course, applicants should have secured a minimum of 50 per cent of the aggregate of marks with at least 60 per cent in physics, chemistry and biology and English in the qualifying examination (equivalent to 10 + 2 in India). The CET Score is important for admission to MBBS.
Post-graduate courses in Medicine
The admission to post graduate courses in medicine is through a written competitive examination followed by an interview.
The management studies are normally postgraduate courses though there are some institutes that offer three-year undergraduate courses in management such as Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and Bachelor of Business Management (BBM) / Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS). For admission to undergraduate programmes in management, the applicants should have passed the qualifying examination 10+2. Admission to postgraduate programmes requires the candidate to posses a Bachelor Degree. The admission to prestigious institutes like Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) is on the basis of a Common Admission Test (CAT) followed by interviews.
Hotel Management Courses
Certificate, Diploma and Degree courses are available at the undergraduate level. Duration of certificate courses is six months to one year. Diploma and bachelor's level / courses are of one-and-a-half to four-year duration. Those with graduation can go in for postgraduate diploma courses, the duration of which is one year. Minimum qualification for a course in hotel management is 10+2. Selection to most government recognized institutes are based on a common entrance test.
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