WBSCTE JEXPO Exam
Polytechnic Education came under National Framework of Technical Education. Industrialization, plans were made to build PSUs, increase the network of railways and capacity building in Ordnance Factories and other industries. There was a need to develop a pool of technicians who could supervise the work in the workshop and in the site. New polytechnics were established in different plan periods. The polytechnics education initially offered courses in Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. With rapid industrialization processes there was a need for introduction of courses like Mining Engineering, Radio Communication Engineering, Architecture and the like.
National Policy of Education (NPE), in 1986 highlighted the need for strengthening the Polytechnic Education System to cater the need of the emerging industries and technologies. To develop the Polytechnic Education System to the higher level, it required lot of investments. Government of India drew a Project for up gradation of and strengthening of the Polytechnic Education in the country with assistance to the World Bank. The State of West Bengal participated in the Technical Education-II Project supported by the World Bank . The project was in our State started in 1992 and completed in October 1999. A total investment of Rs.142 crores was made under the project. New Polytechnics education institution was set-up, new courses were introduced and extensive staff development activities were taken-up. Curriculums were keeping updated and revised. Facilities for technician course were improved for the girls. Workshops and Laboratories were developed and modernized.
Joint Entrance Examination (JEXPO) is conducted by West Bengal State Board of Technical Education for joining in the Polytechnic courses. The examination withmultiple choice objective questions (MCQ) on each paper consisting of Mathematics (100 marks – 2 hours duration) and Physics & Chemistry (100 marks – 2 hoursduration).
A merit list will be prepared on the basis of the peformance in the Joint Entrance Examination.
Applications can be sent in the prescribed form from the candidates for the admission to 1st year of 3 years’ Diploma Courses in 62 Polytechnics in West Bengal for the Academic Session 2011-2012 through a Joint EntranceExamination (JEXPO-2011) to be conducted by the West Bengal State Council of Technical Education, “Kolkata Karigori Bhavan”, 2nd Floor, 110 S.N.Banerjee Road, Kolkata – 700 013.
Applicant(s) must be Indian citizen and should have passed Madhyamik Examination from West Bengal Board of Secondary Education or its equivalent Board/Council securing at least 30% marks in Mathematics and Physical Science/Science individually.
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