For most of the city students aspiring to get into engineering or medical colleges, Tuesday is the D-Day. The Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) will declare the results of the Maharashtra Health and Technology Common Entrance Examination (MHT-CET) at 8am on its website.
“The results will be out on our websites—www.dmer.org and www.dte.org.in—from 8am onwards. We have already dispatched mark sheets to the respective colleges, which will be distributed to the students from 10am,” DMER joint director Dr Pravin Shingare said.
The MHT-CET is the single exam for admissions to health sciences, engineering and pharmacy courses in the state. The admission for veterinary sciences (BVSc and AH) are also conducted through the same exam.
This year for the first time, the entrance exam for the Bachelor of Paramedical Technology (BPMT) will also be conducted through the MHT-CET 2011. For most of the city students, MHT-CET results are their last hope of pursuing a career in medicine or engineering.
“I secured only 72% in the HSC, but I am waiting for the MHT-CET score to get a seat in engineering,” said Hrishikesh Deshmukh, a student.
Over 1 lakh seats are up for grabs in 350 institutions in the state in three disciplines. Of which 3,905 seats are in health sciences, 9,170 seats in pharmacy and 1, 14, 238 seats in engineering.
Dr Shingare said the admission process will probably start in the last week of June or in the first week of July. If students have any objections on their marks, they can send it for verification along with prescribed fees before June 18 and the final merit list will be published on June 25. A total of 3,02, 684 students appeared for the examination from nearly 647 centres in Maharashtra.