Haryana state technical counseling society will now conduct a centralized exam for giving admissions into various technical courses offered by private universities of Haryana.
A spokesman from the higher education department said "the government has also decided that admissions to professional courses in medical and allied faculties in private universities would be done centrally by the medical education and research department".
According to the provisions in the Haryana Private Universities Act, 2006, the admissions in the professional and technical courses, which are offered by the private universities can only be made via means of entrance exam either by the association of the universities running similar courses or by a state agency.
"However, the private universities have been making admissions in professional and technical courses through their own entrance test and thus flouting the statutory provisions of the Act," the spokesman said.
"Private universities would make admissions to B.Ed through centralized counseling to be conducted by the state university authorized by the state government. Similarly, all admissions in law would be made on the basis of Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) merit," he said.
He further told that private universities can conduct their own entrance exam for the courses which are out of scope of technical, medical education, agriculture, B.Ed and law for this year only. "From the next academic session, all private universities would form an association of universities for conducting centralized entrance examination for such professional courses," he said.