The state JEE board on Friday started registering students for admission to the BTech and pharmacy courses on Friday as part of a centralised online counselling, which will continue till late-September.
The board announced the schedule during the day, more than two weeks after it had issued a notification about the counselling and two-and-a-half months after the publication of the JEE results.
The engineering aspirants have to complete the registration process and lock their choice of course from August 26 till September 1, said a JEE board official.
“There will be separate counselling for WBJEE-2022 rank holders for admission to architecture courses and JEE (Main) rank holders for seats reserved for them in private engineering colleges in Bengal.
The dates will be announced later,” JEE board chairman Malayendu Saha said.
Counselling will be held for over 32,000 seats. A board official said that according to the rules of the Architecture Council of India, an architecture aspirant has to crack the Bengal JEE and the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) or the paper II of JEE (Main).
“Although results of the aptitude test are out, we have yet to get the results of the JEE(Main) paper-II. So the admission to architecture courses will be held separately in October,” he said.
Around the same time, students will be admitted to the10 per cent seats reserved in private engineering colleges for the JEE (Main) rank holders.
A JEE board official said the first round of seat allotment for BTech and pharmacy courses through the state JEE would be announced on September 7.
Once the seat allotments are announced, the candidates have to pay a seat acceptance fee.
They have to report to the allotted institutes for document verification and admission from September 7 to 12.