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Choice of college, branch holds the key

Choice of college, branch holds the key
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Eamcet counselling from June 17 27,000 qualify in Eamcet, but fail in Inter Online counselling for Category B seats: Dy CM With the...

  • Eamcet counselling from June 17
  • 27,000 qualify in Eamcet, but fail in Inter
  • Online counselling for Category B seats: Dy CM

With the declaration of much-awaited Eamcet results, focus now shifts to counseling, which is expected to be taken up in three phases. The first phase will commence from June 17 and each phase will go for nearly six days and a total of 5,000-10,000 students are to participate in web counseling. Students will now have to choose their choice of college, branch from nearly 700 colleges, which is vital for the careers of their professional course study. Though most of the students and their parents have already made enquiries about the best college in terms of faculty, branch, infrastructure and placements, there are thousands of students with rural background who have not yet completely familiar with best colleges.

The results show that out of a total of 276996 candidates who appeared for engineering exam, 201308 students i.e. 72.67% have qualified for admission into first year B Tech courses. Out of 268681 regular Intermediate candidates, 197711 candidates were qualified. Boys secured maximum ranks in both streams. A total of 173969 boys have appeared and out of them 121643 were qualified and among girls out of total of 103026 students, 79665 were qualified.

While making merit lists, 75% marks for Eamcet marks and 25% weightage marks of Intermediate exam were included. But a tussle between the government and the private engineering colleges appears imminent with the statement of Deputy Chief Minister Damodara Rajanarasimha that all the management quota seats shall also be filled up by online mode only and every college has to give an advertisement in dailies, give preference for merit and rule of reservation shall be followed in letter and spirit. Every college shall have to hang the list of candidates who have joined in their institutions on a daily basis and put the same in the website failing which all admission would be nullified, the Higher Education Council has warned.

Government plans to amend the GOs -66 and 67 issued last year, days ahead of counseling of category B seats. The Managements of private colleges objected to it and got a stay from High Court which ruled that the same could be implemented from 2013. Armed with the Court's ruling, government will tighten the screw this year. But the litigant private colleges have again stated clearly that the Court has given only an interim order and the case is still pending for final disposal. This means, legal wrangling is to continue for the next couple of weeks, according to top sources in engineering college managements' association.

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Medical: Few seats, tough competition

  • More lady docs expected from this year's admissions
  • Medical counseling from June17-18

Hyderabad: The results of Eamcet-medical stream evoked more interest than that of engineering as this is the last year for state BiPC students writing the Eamcet. From next year onwards, the students have necessarily to write Neet only and as a result, there is virtually mad rush for medical admissions this academic year.

Results show a pass percentage of 80% and the seats available would be just 6000. The total number of candidates appeared for the exam were 99983 and out of them, 89311 have qualified. Interestingly, a total of 7303 have succeeded in Eamcet but failed in Intermediate. Details of qualifying exam of 1226 candidates who have also failed in the plus two exam, were not available.

It is already known that the number of girl candidates is more than that of boys this year. Out of 61850 girls who took the exam, 50,887 have qualified and among the boys, out of 38133 who appeared, 29891 have been qualified. According to a rough estimate of marks and combined scores, girl students in more numbers can get admissions and after four years, there could be more number of lady doctors.

Medical counseling too is expected to commence from June 17 or 18th. "We will discuss it in the Board meeting on Thursday and in all probability, the counseling will be between June 15-20th" Dr IV Rao, Vice Chancellor of NTR Health University, the nodal varsity of medical admissions told The Hans India.

There are 36 medical and 21 dental colleges in the state. Total number of seats in medical colleges is 5500, and an expected 500 more seats are likely to add up. Total number of seats in dental colleges is 1830. There are ten older medical colleges and four Rajiv Gandhi Institutes of Medical Sciences (RIMS) and the rest 22 are private medical colleges.

Like engineering, fee fixation in private medical colleges has hit a road block. The AFRC, which heard the arguments of private colleges reportedly recommended for a hike of 10-15% in fee. But the colleges have been demanding 30% hike and 10% annual inflationary adjustment. Government rejected the demand on the ground that such a steep increase will make medical study sour grape for poor and middle class families. The stalemate continues and a decision is likely in the next couple of days.

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