Before 1987 selections for Medical and Engineering courses in the State were made by a designated Government Department in the Civil Secretariat as an additional item of its work. Gradually, the number of students who were appearing in Entrance Examinations increased and, as a consequence, the work of organizing Entrance Examinations also increased. The Government of Jammu and Kashmir, therefore, in the year 1987 constituted a full–time examining body, Competent Authority Entrance Examinations. The purpose of creating a full-time examining body was to organize Entrance Tests in a more transparent and orderly manner on the pattern followed in other parts of the country. The Competent Authority thus constituted performed its task of conducting Entrance Examinations in a fairly satisfactory manner.
In the year 2002, The Jammu and Kashmir Board of Professional Entrance Examinations Act was passed by the State Legislature and The Jammu and Kashmir Board of Professional Entrance Examinations was constituted under the Act. The Board as set up under the Act replaced the Competent Authority Entrance Examinations which was existing earlier. The purpose of constituting an examining body for entrance tests by an Act of the Legislature was to invigorate it, so that it might execute the task of selection of candidates independently, objectively and more efficiently.
The Jammu and Kashmir Board of Professional Entrance Examinations consists of a Chairman and such other members as may be appointed by the Government. The Chairman is a whole time paid officer and is appointed by the Government. Other whole time officers of the Board are:
- Controller of Examinations
- Financial Advisor/Chief Accounts Officer
- Law Officer
- Besides, the Board has subordinate staff which assist it in its functioning
As per the BOPEE Act, The Jammu and Kashmir Board of Professional Entrance Examinations has been conduct different Examinations as under:
- Combined Entrance Test for admissions to MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BUMS, SKIMS Courses, B.Sc. Physiotherapy, B.E. and Diploma Dental Hygiene.
- MD/MS/PG Diploma/MDS Entrance Test.
- MD/MS Ayurveda Entrance Test.
- B.Ed. (Jammu/Kashmir) Entrance Test.
- Three years Diploma Polytechnic Entrance Test.
However, after the conduct of the common entrance tests for MD/MS/PG Diploma, MD/MS Ayurveda courses and MBBS/BDS at the national level the Board conducts the Post examination process including the counselling process for filling up of the seats in the institution.
Presently, The Jammu and Kashmir Board of Professional Entrance Examinations operates from its two offices, one each at Srinagar and Jammu for the students of their respective divisions.
Needless to state, the task of conducting entrance tests and the counselling is highly delicate, sensitive and arduous. Obviously, the execution of the task as this demands a high degree of care, dedication, efficiency and expertise. Indeed, the Board has hitherto been doing this job effectively. Earlier, the Board mostly carried its work through conventional tools and procedures.
It goes without saying that in present times, if any institution or organization does not use fast developing new technologies in its work processes, its growth is bound to be stifled. It will lag behind and drift towards regression and anachronism. Hence, it is currently prime necessity of the Board to take initiatives for applying new technologies in its working. The Board has shifted to common application form, Online Registration/Counselling so as to ensure the candidates to be make best of the latest technological initiatives.
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