The Jammu and Kashmir Board of Professional Entrance Examinations (BOPEE), has been constituted under the Jammu and Kashmir Board of Professional Entrance Examinations Act, 2002, primarily for conduct of Entrance Tests and making selection of candidates for admission to various undergraduate and postgraduate professional courses in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
The Act accords functional autonomy to the Board in the conduct of Entrance Test(s) and making of selection of candidates for various professional courses to ensure that it remains free from any external interference or extraneous consideration(s) in discharge of its statutory functions. The Board will be discharging its statutory obligation in a fair and transparent manner strictly in conformity with the said Act, the Jammu & Kashmir Board of Professional Examinations Rules, 2014, MCI & DCI Regulations. Accordingly, merit alone will prevail in the matter of selections/admissions.
The fast emerging new technologies have impacted all fields of human activity. The Board can thus bring about more efficiency, transparency and accountability in organizing Entrance Tests and in carrying out subsequent admission processes by adopting new technologies and making their optimum use. It is in tune with this commitment that the Board is using facility of video-counselling to the candidates for admission to various professional courses since the year-2016. This has saved a lot of their precious time, apart from distance and expenditure. The entire process of submission of application forms has been made on-line since 2015. Further, the stakeholders will get timely adequate information on the Board‘s website in conformity with the provisions of Right to Information Act, 2005 which has empowered the stakeholders/information seekers to have timely information as per the said Act.
The stakeholders, particularly the candidates, can easily access information they need concerning Entrance Tests on internet at the time and place convenient to them. Over the years, the website has facilitated and increased the interaction between the functionaries of the Board, the candidates and other stakeholders at large. More importantly, website of the Board has made its functioning and activities more transparent and open to public scrutiny. It is our endeavour to constantly review functioning of the Board and bring further improvements therein on a regular basis. The Board has decided to pass on the benefits of technology to the candidates by slashing the fees of candidates. The candidates are advised in their own interest to strictly adhere to the instructions in the notifications of BOPEE and follow the time-lines set-therein for different processes.
We shall feel obliged for suggestions and comments from students, parents and members of the general public in respect of format and content of the website for widening its scope and reach in days to come as also in the matter of discharge of its aforementioned statutory functions/obligations to the satisfaction of all interested persons, particularly the candidates. Constructive suggestions are most welcome but don’t fiddle with the system. It is in the interest of all to strengthen the system and any step or suggestion in this behalf will be highly appreciated.