Indore: The decision to outsource common entrance test (CET)-2017 will cost the DAVV dear. It would have to shell out a large amount of money for getting the CET held in online mode.
“The DAVV earns nearly Rs 1.25 crore by selling application forms of CET. A major portion of this amount will now go to MPOnline to whom responsibility of conducting the entrance test has been entrusted upon,” said a senior professor wishing anonymity. To a query regarding this, vice chancellor Dr Narendra Dhakad said that they were more concerned about making the CET robust than money.
“If you want better examination system then you have to pay for it. We are ready to shell out whatever amount is required to make our entrance test online,” he added. The CET is a national-level test conducted every year by the DAVV for admissions in professional courses and other courses offered by 11 of its teaching departments viz Institute of Management Studies, International Institute of Professional Studies, School of Commerce, School of Economics, School of Pharmacy, Electronic Multimedia Research Centre, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, School of Law, School of Life Science, School of Electronics and School of Bio-Chemistry. Last year, the CET was conducted for admission on 2,140 seats. As many as 16,874 candidates had appeared in the test. his year, the number of seats could increase as some departments have signaled at hiking intake in different courses.