Hyderabad: Computer Science Engineering (CSE) and Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) continue to be the most favoured streams by engineering aspirants in the State. This is evident from the number of students opting for both these streams during the web counseling of the Telangana State Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test (TS EAMCET) 2018.
Of the 58,048 candidates who have exercised web options, 48,208 have opted for Computer Science Engineering while 41,367 have chosen Electronics and Communication Engineering. These two streams witnessed good competition as the number of candidates who opted was more than the seats in the convener quota.
In the CSE, while 17,130 convener seats were available, 16,141 candidates were allotted seats out of the 48,208 who had opted. Similarly, 12,915 seats of 15,788 in the ECE stream were allotted to students.
In streams including Agricultural Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Automobile Engineering, Bio-Technology, Biomedical Engineering, Civil Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Dairying, Digital Techniques for Design and Planning, Electronic and Telematics, Food Science and Food Processing Technology among others have witnessed 100 per cent seat allotment in the first phase of web counselling.
This apart, 14 university engineering colleges witnessed 100 per cent allotment of seats where there are a total of 3,057 vacancies for the academic year 2018-19. Similarly 49,564 seats have been allotted out of 61,889 intake in 172 private engineering colleges. In total, 12,325 engineering seats remained unfilled out of 64,946 vacancies in 186 engineering colleges in the State.
“Though 52,621 engineering seats have been allotted, at least 10,000 students will not join. The vacant seats will be carried forward to the second phase of counselling which is likely to be held in July,” a Technical Education department official said.
Extended merit list for JEE Advanced
New Delhi: Following the HRD Ministry directive that no seat should go vacant, the IIT Joint Admission Board (JAB) issued an extended merit list of the JEE (Advanced) qualifiers. After a new list issued by IIT Kanpur, the organising body for the JEE (Advanced), the total number of candidates eligible to take admission in the 23 Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) rose to 31,980.
Originally, 18,138 candidates had cleared the Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) as per the results declared on June 10. The decision to increase the number of eligible candidates across categories was taken after the intervention of Human Resource Development Ministry which raised concerns over the possibility of seats going vacant.
“There was a worry that we may not be able to fill all the seats, This time we have reserved seats for women candidates also. There are more seats and less number of eligible candidates as compared to the last year,” IIT Delhi Director V Ramgopal Rao said. He said the Ministry wanted to have at least twice the number of candidates in each category.
“Right now, the general seats, we may be able to fill up. But in reserved categories we may not be able to, hence the decision,” Rao said.
As per the merit list announced on Sunday, 8,794, 3,140, 4,709, and 1,495 candidates had qualified in the General, OBC, SC, and ST categories.
The extended merit list added 8,954, 3,824, 771, and 293 candidates in the respective categories, taking the total number of eligible candidates to 31,980. The choice filing on the Joint Seat Allocation Authority would conclude on June 25. The first seat allocation round would be held on June 27.
There would be seven rounds of seats allocation in all with the last one would be held on July 18. IANS
Admissions for PGDBT
The Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology has announced admissions into the third batch of Post Graduate Diploma in Banking Technology (PGDBT).
The PGDBT is a full-time regular one-year programme that provides essential knowledge and practical inputs on technology adoption, implementation, integration and management to meet the evolving technology requirements of the banking and financial Sector.
The programme focuses on present technologies as well as emerging technologies that can facilitate the growth of banks. It produces techno-savvy professionals, who are fully trained to make the Indian Banking and financial sector techno-efficient.
The last date for receipt of applications is June 23. For more details visit the Institute’s website www.idrbt.ac.in or call on 8919132013.
NEET coaching for ST students
The Telangana Tribal Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society (TTWREIS) has invited online applications for admission into NEET long term coaching for the academic year 2018-19. Scheduled Caste (ST) students who secured 250 marks and above in NEET – 2018 and 80 marks and above in Telangana EAMCET-2018 are eligible to apply.
The parent’s annual income should be less than Rs 2 lakh. For online application and other details visit the TTWREIS website www.tgtwgurukulam.telangana.gov.in. The last date for submission of online application forms is June 25.