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CHANDIGARH, Jan 7th 2006: The new admission policy cleared by the board of governors (BOG) of the Punjab Engineering College (PEC) on Friday will allow admission to international students, increase intake by around 20 per cent and have minimum 60 per cent marks in Class XII as eligibility criterion.

Aiming at giving wider and wholesome academic exposure to its students, the college has decided to allow students with foreign passports or those having an Indian passport but having cleared their Class XII outside India, in its BE courses from the new session.

As per the arrangement such students would require to have cleared scholastic aptitude test SAT II with over 1,800 score and must have 80 per cent or more marks in Class XII or its equivalent examination. Sources say the number of such students could be up to 15 per cent of the seats.

Following the IITs the college has also stipulated that the minimum Class XII marks to get admission in the college would be 60 per cent. The relaxations for the reserved categories would be as followed by the IITs.

The BOG also approved the policy of single counselling and made a provision for the attrition allowance in the college's admission system.

Under it around 20 per cent more students than the number of seats (383) would be admitted in the first counselling. The move aims at doing away with the second counselling which used to take place after many students had dropped out.

This step will not only save the college from the administrative process of second counselling but will also benefit the students who used to lose around a month of teaching by joining the session late.

The meeting also cleared the recommendations of the finance committee which had met on Thursday.

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