Federation of Associations of Unaided Professional Colleges president G P C Nayar has said the state government must abolish entrance tests for admission to various professional courses.
“When there were less seats, it was essential to have a screening system to select the best candidates. The situation has changed with the emergence of a large number of professional colleges in engineering, medical and allied professional courses. Now, a large number of seats remain vacant in many professional colleges,” he said.
Nayar pointed out that Tamil Nadu had abolished the system many years ago.
“Every year, many students reluctant to write the entrance test migrate to neighbouring states where they can get admission without an entrance examination,” he said.
“There are 52,000 seats for engineering in Kerala. Last year, there were only 37,000 takers resulting in 15,000 seats remaining vacant in various professional colleges,” he said.