Engineering in Jammu & Kashmir
Admission Criteria: State Entrance Examination- CET
No. of Engineering Colleges: 8 + 1
Total Sanctioned Intake: 2,425 + 632 = 3,057
Noteworthy Institutions: National Institute of Technology, Hazratbal, Srinagar, SSM College of Engineering- Baramulla, Institute of Engineering Technology and Research-Jammu.
National Institute of Technology (NIT), Srinagar established in 1960 by Government of India as a Regional Engineering College was one of the first Regional Engineering Colleges in the country. It was also one of the first of its kind established during the first Five Year Plan. The institute acquired the status of National Institute of Technology with deemed to be University status in August, 2003 .
Jammu district offers 76% of seats in total and the remaining seats are in Srinagar. MBS College, Jammu has the maximum number of seats. The four engineering disciplines in Jammu & Kashmir account for 72 percent of the total number of seats in the state excluding the intake in NIT, Hazratbal. These disciplines are Computer Science, Electronics and Communications, Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. The ‘other’ category comprises Applied Electronics & Instrumentation and Food Technology - 270 seats each and also Biotechnology that offers 45 seats in all.
Admission to colleges in Jammu & Kashmir is through the Common Entrance Test (CET) conducted by the Jammu &Kashmir board of professional entrance examinations (BOPEE) which also is the gateway for other professional courses in Medicine, Dental Studies, Ayurveda, Physiotherapy, Agriculture, Veterinary Sciences etc. The application forms can also be filled and submitted online through the website www.jakbopee.org. This is a relatively new initiative taken up by the BOPEE. Like other entrance exams the CET also has multiple choice questions, divided in three papers namely Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Each paper has 75 questions and the medium is in English only.While each right answer carries one mark, there is no negative marking for the wrong answers.
The eligibility for admission through this examination is a minimum score of 50% aggregate in general category and 40% in case of reserved ones in 10+2 examination. Candidates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent exam with English, Physics, Chemistry and Math as their elective subject. They must also be permanent resident of this state.
The government colleges allocates 50 percent of seats on the basis of open merit whereas the rest of the 50 percent seats in the undergraduate engineering programme are reserved for Schedule Caste (SC), Schedule Tribe (ST), residents of backward area, candidates possessing outstanding proficiency in sports and residents of area adjoining the actual line of control. After the declaration of results and preperation of merit list on the basis of the CET, the eligible candidates need to be present personally along with Admit Card issued by BOPEE for counselling. The allotment of discipline/branch and institution is done only on the basis of merit/rank, and is based on the choice exercised by the candidate in his/her counselling form and availability of seat at the time of counselling during his/her own turn.
Top Engineering Disciplines in J&K
Seat distribution among Prominent Engineering Branches in Jammu & Kashmir
CSE: Computer Science