The rising number of COVID-19 cases and engineering admission for this year still being underway, are among the reasons behind authorities contemplating the move.
According to the government order, all those students, who have cleared the Intermediate exam and qualified in the entrance test, are eligible for admission into engineering colleges.
Starting 2021, the Joint Entrance Examination (Main) will also be held in various regional languages, Union education minister Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank announced on Thursday.
It will continue till October 22. Like OJEE, the CPET will also be held in multiple shifts a day.
The final figure of test centres in Delhi will be finalised in a couple of days while centres outside Delhi are already mentioned in the prospectus, it said.
Students from several districts of Telangana came to Hyderabad to appear for the entrance exams.
Admissions to all 22 National Law Universities (NLUs) should be in accordance with CLAT 2020, says Bench
The National Testing Agency (NTA) has also planned its UGCNET from September 24, Vinod Kumar stated in a letter to UoH Vice-Chancellor Professor Appa Rao.
Students and parents were seen flouting the social distancing norms before the candidates were allowed to enter the exam centres.
The examination was conducted in two sessions — forenoon and afternoon — and arrangements were in place in order to maintain physical distance.
Many said that this could be one of the lowest attendance for the test in recent times which was held despite major protests by students and opposition parties and several state governments.
This apart, all centres will be under CCTV surveillance and each one will have an isolation room for candidates who have symptoms of Covid-19.
Tamil Nadu would not be following the NEP with regard to allowing colleges to only be autonomous or be a constituent college of a University.
The DUET is being organised in 24 cities across the country for admission to 133 courses, including several undergraduate, PG MPhil and PhD courses.
The crucial exams are being conducted in September after being postponed twice in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.