503 students fail to make it to Gitam


503 Students Fail To Make It To Gitam. The university denied admission to students who secured less than 60 per cent in Intermediate.

The university denied admission to students who secured less than 60 per cent in Intermediate.

Visakhapatnam: The first phase of engineering admissions (June 11 to 16) in Gitam University was successfully completed here on Monday.

The university received tremendous response from the students during the counselling period. B Tech seats in CSE, Mechanical, ECE, EEE, Civil, and in dual degree programmes (B Tech and M Tech) have been filled in Visakhapatnam campus on Monday. Toppers preferred mechanical stream followed by ECE, CSE, EEE and civil programmes. The candidates who qualified in the Gitam All Indian Level Admission Test (GAT 2014) attended the online counselling to take admission in to the B Tech programmes.

The university denied admission to 503 students who secured less than 60 per cent in Intermediate particularly in group subjects. Admissions into the B Pharmacy and five-year B Arch were also conducted during the counselling based on the rank in National Aptitude Test in Architecture conducted by Architecture Council, New Delhi.

The counselling for admission into M Tech and M Pharmacy programmes would be held on June 18, admissions director, K Narendra said.

The university is planning to start B Tech first year classes from June 7 and is making all arrangements to welcome the new students.

More IT seats likely:

After bifurcation, the university is expecting that Visakhapatnam may turn into a major IT hub in coming years. In view of this, Gitam wants to increase the IT related seats to cater the industry, Registrar Prof.M Potharaju said here on Monday.

He addressed the students and parents during the counselling and said that the university is already reviewed the B Tech, information technology syllabus along with major IT companies and was adding new inputs to fulfill the industry requirements. He also mentioned that the university is planning to start automobile engineering programme along with Windsor University.

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