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Phase-I of engineering admissions

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More than 1 lakh seats not filled 13 colleges get zero admissions Poor show by over 150 colleges 92 colleges have 100% admissions ...

More than 1 lakh seats not filled

  • 13 colleges get zero admissions
  • Poor show by over 150 colleges
  • 92 colleges have 100% admissions
  • More than 2000 candidates fail to get seats
The allotment of seats for admission into first year BTech and BE courses for engineering rankers under convener quota in 643 institutions across the state was declared on Tuesday, drawing to a close a laborious exercise. The Higher Education council has announced the allotment, depending upon the preference and availability of branch and colleges of the candidates. Out of a total number of 2,34,488 seats available under convener quota, only 1,26,390 seats were filled up, leaving 1,08,098 seats vacant.
The total number of candidates qualified this year was 2,18,893, out of which 70% of seats will go for convener quota and the remaining 30% for management quota. There are 34 university and 609 private engineering colleges for which the admission process was being carried out. Interestingly, as many as 2,334 candidates failed to get seats for different reasons. The total number of rankers exercises web options was 1,28,724 but the total number of filled up seats was only 1,26,390, leaving 2,334 rankers not allotted any seat. Officials said that they might not have given correct options either deliberately or not knowingly; or they want to forgo it to join some other better colleges either in management quota or better courses outside etc.
Candidates have to report in their respective engineering colleges on or before September 23, Dr K Raghunath, Chief Camp Officer of Counseling stated. “Candidates who are not interested to join after allotment and candidates who have not secured seats have to approach the help line centres where they have deposited their certificates to take them back if they are not interested to participate in the subsequent phases of admissions.
There is no need to pay any cancellation fee. However, if they are interested to participate in the second and final phase, they have to deposit the Certificates in the Help Line centres only. The cutoff date for cancellation of their admission after reporting at the college is September 24” Raghunath explained. “If the candidates wish to represent grievances have to approach nearest Help Line Centre and have to make a written representation by giving the details including Hall Ticket. No., Rank, Name and Mobile number to the Help Line Coordinators. Coordinators will forward the representation to the Convenor for further action” he added.
Dismal show
Dismal show continued by more than 150 private engineering colleges, located in rural and semi-urban areas- with regard to admissions. As many as 13 colleges have failed to attract even a single candidate whereas 20 colleges got less than five candidates. Fourteen colleges were preferred by just 6-10 colleges. 144 colleges have been selected by less than fifty colleges and 255 institutions were preferred by less than 100 rankers.
The data shows, students have rejected outright the colleges which do not provide quality education. Those who got bigger ranks of above one lakh and below 2 lakh were given colleges which don’t have proper faculty, infrastructure.
As many as 92 colleges registered 100% admissions. Out of them, 30 were university colleges and 62 private institutions.
Colleges in and around Hyderabad were the most sought after like last year and they could get a major chunk of over 60% admissions in convener quota. Since the management quota seats will mostly go for these colleges, Hyderabad continues to be the hub as far as tech education is considered.
Phase II admissions
Counselling for the final phase will be conducted from September 24 to 27 and the allotments will be placed on September 29.
Candidates who have not secured seat can attend final phase. “Every eligible candidate can participate. Since there are more number of seats available in convener quota, we want to see, more joining” Raghunath said.
No rush for IT
Civil, Mechanical and Chemical preferred
A glance at the preferences of students reveal that the craze for Information Technology related courses has come down drastically for and even among the traditional branches like EEE, ECE and Communication Engineering were not that hot as presumed to be this year. Students evinced interest in going in for new courses like Bio, chemical, Mechanical agricultural, Geo informatics engineering.
But this was partly due to the fact that students did not get seats in the colleges of their first choice. For example, the total number of seats available in Information Technology was 10,458 but the number of students opted for it was 21,664. Finally, only 4,111 seats were allotted and 6,347 remained vacant i.e. just 39% seats were filled up.
Similar situation was evident with regard to courses like computer science and technology as well. In CSE, the most sought after branch till recently, only 48% of seats were filled up, followed by Electronics and Communication Engineering (55%), Electrical and Electronics Engineering (48%).
There is significant increase in admissions for branches like Civil (70%), Chemical (89%); Bio-technology (78%), Agricultural Engineering (95%); Aerospace engineering (81%) and Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering (70%).
All the seats in Commerical Agriculture, Civil Environmental, Chemical Ceramic Engineering, Chemical Petro Engineering; Computers systems engineering, Food science, Dairying, Food processing, Geo Informatics, Industrial Production Engineering, Instrumentation Engineering and Technology, Metullurgical and Material Engineering, Marine Engineering and Planning Engineering were filled up. Although the number of seats in these branches was few, they were preferred by candidates in view of the bright future for them.Increase in admissions in Chemical, Mechanical and Civil Engg was attributed to immense job potential in those subjects and the downturn of IT in recent years.
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