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Common entrance for BEd

Admissions to the bachelor of education (BEd) course will be centralised via a common entrance test across Jharkhand from 2015.

The decision was taken on Wednesday in Ranchi at a meeting called by the state HRD department.

Representatives of all five state universities — Ranchi University, Sidho-Kanhu Murmu University, Vinoba Bhave University, Nilamber-Pitamber University and Kolhan University — took part in the meeting led by D.N. Ojha, director, higher education, to discuss the admission process.

It was decided that from 2015-16 session, a common admission test for BEd on the lines of JEE, AIPMT and other standardised competitive exams would be held to eliminate anomalies across various colleges.

“A number of complaints across the state on BEd admissions forced the state HRD department to finalise a common entrance test for aspiring students,” said Ganga Prasad Singh, controller of examinations, Kolhan University.

“We will look at necessary steps we need to take for the new system to operate smoothly,” he added.

Recently, BEd admissions to Kolhan University were clouded by controversy, with disgruntled aspirants alleging backdoor entry for undeserving students.