Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (Kemristekdikti) fully supports the decision by public college (PTN) rectors to use UN-Score as a requirement to apply to their colleges. This was stated by General Director of Education and Student Affairs (Belmawa) Kemristekdikti, Prof Intan Ahmad, in Jakarta on Thursday (16/3).
He said that the authority of accepting university students is part of the rectors’ autonomy. To accept the new students, rectors decide the percentage of UN-score as well as consider UN-score for SNMPTN.
Meanwhile, The General Head of SNMPTN/SBMPTN committee 2017, Ravik Karsidi, said that the number of SNMPTN applicants has increased because some new PTNs hold SNMPTN. There were only 64 PTNs last year, while now there are 74. Currently, several new PTNs have joined SNMPTN, such as UPN Veteran Jogjakarta, Jakarta, and East Java. The other universities are West Sulawesi University (Unsulbar), Timor University (Unimor), and Kalimatan Institute of Technology (ITK).
Ravik explained that the SNMPTN 2017 has been closed. Currently, the registrants’ exam cards are being printed, the committee of SNM PTN 2017 having designated March 14 to April 14 as the period for printing the cards.