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Engg stream losing sheen?

Engg stream losing sheen?
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Engineering Stream Losing Sheen? Indicating growing interest for medical and agricultural courses among students, the number of applicants for...

  • No. of applications for B Tech falls by 10,000
  • For agri & medical, the number up by 12,000
  • EAMCET exam will be conducted on May 25
  • Hall-tickets can be downloaded from May 8

Hyderabad: Indicating growing interest for medical and agricultural courses among students, the number of applicants for engineering stream in EAMCET this year has come down by 10,000 . For agricultural and medical streams, the number of applicants has gone up by 12,000, said K Eeswara Prasad, the co-convener of the exam. Prasad said the hall-tickets can be downloaded from May 8. The examination will be held on May 25. “Keeping in view the experience of PGMET, we have taken stringent measures to thwart high-tech copying. We sounded the police and tabs are kept on some of the suspect high-tech gangs,” he added.

The drop in engineering applications is also attributed to some other reasons such as more number of students qualifying for national-level exams such as VIT, SRM, BITS etc, exodus to other states like Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka where the course can be completed in time. The effect of bifurcation is also another reason since a lot of parents have become skeptical due to uncertainty prevailing in the State. The prolonged delay in admissions, legal tangles along with issues such as fee reimbursement have also made students opt for other states and exams.

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