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APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University - formerly the Kerala Technological University - has asked the commissioner of entrance examination to do away with the complicated manual procedures that are followed for the conduct of entrance examination. Sources said the university has asked the commissioner to introduce an online mechanism for interested candidates to submit their applications for entrance exams.
The commissioner of entrance examination had sought the university's suggestions regarding the new prospectus for engineering admission. It is learnt that the university had asked the commissioner of entrance examinations to introduce fresh provisions in the prospectus to empower colleges to admit students from other states as well.
"We want the government to understand the new realities in the field of engineering education. Now the number of seats has overshot the demand. Unless some realistic changes are made, the charm of engineering education will be lost. We want the government to hold consultation with us before finalizing the new prospectus," said KSFECMA president K Sasikumar.
The association also demands an online mechanism to eliminate unnecessarily complex procedures. The practice of asking students to submit all supporting documents such as nativity, caste, and income certificate along with the application form should be discontinued.