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WBJEE 2018: Two out of Five Aspirants from Outside State

By: Sakshi Awasthi on March 21, 2018

West Bengal Joint Entrance Exam (WBJEE) is a Centralized Entrance Examination Conducted by West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board (WBJEEB) for admission in various Private and Government Medical and Engineering colleges in West Bengal. Candidates who have passed 12th standard from a reputed Board with the specific subjects i.e. Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology can appear for this examination. There are two entrance exams conducted by the Board i.e. the Medical Entrance test called WBJEE Medical and the Engineering Entrance Test called WBJEE. Every year numerous students appear for this exam and the numbers are constantly increasing.

According to the latest data, Two out of Five candidates appearing for the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination will be from outside the state of West Bengal. The previous year, almost 1.5 out of five candidates were from outside the state of West Bengal which included the majority of the candidates from Bihar and Jharkhand. This year 1,25,075 Engineering Aspirants have applied for WBJEE 2018, which will be conducted on April 22, 2018. Out of the total number of students 40% students are from outside the state of West Bengal. Previous Year almost 36% of the total students were from outside West Bengal. 

Invigorated by the increase in applications WBJEE Board Chairman Malayendu Saha said “There has been constant criticism regarding brain drain. Vacancies in engineering colleges have led to comments that youngsters are no longer interested in the stream. The number of applicants this year negates both. Also, this is the first time so many students from outside Bengal have evinced interest in studying here.”

Although the Professors mention other reason for the increase in applications. Jadhavpur University Professor Partha Pratim Biswas pointed out that the increased number of applicants are primarily from Bihar, Jharkhand, and Sikkim. He said “Beyond Bengal, there aren't too many options to study engineering in private colleges. Hence, there is a rush for seats here. But they are discerning. They aim for branded engineering institutes. Thus, it is unlikely to fill up many seats in private engineering colleges that went vacant last year.”

Another professor from Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology said that in JU and CU, apart from high-quality education, the expenses are relatively less than institutes in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Maharashtra.

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