Admit Card release of AP ECET deferred from April 19 to April 30

The Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (AP SCHE) has deferred the date for AP ECET hall Ticket release, as per NDTV report. Now, the AP ECET hall tickets will be released on April 20. The Council has also extended the examination which was due to be conducted on April 19, which will now be held on April 30, 2019.

The consequent processes have also been extended, the report said. AP ECET or Andhra Pradesh Engineering Common Entrance Test for Diploma Holders and B.Sc. graduates (with Mathematics as one of the optional subjects) is conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru Technical University (JNTU) on behalf of AP SCHE. AP ECET is conducted for 200 marks and the question paper has 200 objective questions.

Engineering stream, the distribution of marks:

• Mathematics – 50 marks
• Physics – 25 marks
• Chemistry – 25 marks
• Engineering (Civil/ Electrical/ Mechanical/ Electronics & Communications/ Computer Science/ Chemical/ Metallurgical/ Mining/ Electronics and Instrumentation/ Ceramic Technology/ Biotechnology – 100 marks

Pharmacy stream, the distribution of marks is:

• Pharmaceutics – 50 marks
• Pharmaceutical Chemistry – 50 marks
• Pharmacognosy – 50 marks
• Pharmacology – 50 marks

And in the case of B.Sc. courses, the distribution of marks is:

• Mathematics – 100 marks
• Analytical Ability – 50 marks
• Communicative English – 50 marks

The National Educational Policy, 1986, recommended that state-level planning and coordination of Higher Education shall be done through councils of Higher Education and that the University Grants Commission (UGC) and these Councils will develop coordinative methods to keep a watch on standards. The UGC constituted a committee to make recommendations regarding setting up of State Councils of Higher Education as per the aforesaid National Policy. The said committee recommended that there is a pressing need for effective machinery for promotion and coordination of Higher Education at the state- level and coordination of state-level programs with those of the UGC. The UGC has laid down the guidelines for setting up State Councils of Higher Education as recommended by the said committee.

The State Government has accordingly decided to fill the gap by constituting a State Council of Higher Education as recommended in the National Educational Policy of the Government of India and a recommended by the committee constituted by the UGC. Thus, the AP State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE) came into existence w.e.f. 20.05.1988 through Act 16 of 1988 to advise the Government in matters relating to Higher Education in the State and to oversee its development with perspective planning and for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto.

The Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education, the first of its kind in the country, set up as per the recommendations of the National Education Policy 1986, is primarily a coordinating body between the University Grants Commission (UGC), the State Government and the Universities. It is the general duty of the Council to coordinate and determine standards in institutions of Higher Education, Research, Scientific and Technical Institutions in accordance with the guidelines issued by the University Grants Commission from time to time. Act 16 of 1988 envisages three distinct functions (a) Planning and Coordination, (b) Academic Functions and (c) Advisory Functions.

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