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Engg web options from today

Engg web options from today
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The key phase of choosing options for engineering study will commence from Tuesday and go on till September13. Candidates have to choose their college ...

  • 1.29 lakh rankers turned up so far for certificate verification
  • Govt to seek HC clarification today on Category B

The key phase of choosing options for engineering study will commence from Tuesday and go on till September13. Candidates have to choose their college and course of study by registering in the web-counselling mode. Every ranker is being given a scratch card and a password and he or she has to register his choices.

The process, which should have started on August 23 itself, was delayed due to agitations in Seemandhra region. The verification of certificates will end on Tuesday and as per the report of Chief Camp Officer, Dr Raghunath, as many as 1,29,734 rankers have turned up to get their certificates verified on the penultimate day. Out of 2.17 lakh qualifiers, 1.52 lakh students will be taken under convener quota and the remaining 30% seats will be filled up through Management quota.

A total of 510 candidates have attended for verification on Monday and out of them, 382 were from Seemandhra and the remaining 128 from Telangana. Except one, the remaining 34 helpline centres in Seemandhra region have worked without any hitch. Candidates can change their options on September 14,15 and 16 . The seat allotment will be done on September 17 and classes will commence from September 23.

As there are lot many seats to fall vacant, several private colleges have already been on a student-hunt. Students in need of admissions are the most sought after for them. The managements have been doling out some attractive offers like rebates in fee, gifts such as tab pcs, free hostel accommodation, no fee for first year etc. Previous experiences show that some colleges, after knowing the passwords of the students, may even resort to alter the choices at the end. Officials warned the students not to reveal the password to anyone, even to close friends, to avoid misuse by others. “It should be a top secret code like ATM PIN. The Higher Education Council will not be responsible for any alteration in the preferences made by the students” Raghunath made it clear.

Meanwhile, the admissions under Category B has not yet reached a formal stage. The Higher Education Council, which could not move forward as the High Court’s order has come after the commencement of process. The Council held a meeting with the managements of 34 private engineering colleges but could not come to a consensus on how to avoid multiplicity of options by a candidate seeking admission under Category B. The Council has decided to go to the High Court again for clarification on its judgment delivered on August 17.

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