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|Veterinary doctor among three more held in EAMCET-II scam
Three more persons, accused of complicity in leakage of EAMCET-II question paper, were arrested by the Telangana Crime Investigation Department (CID) officials on Monday.
The arrested — Shrutikesh Kumar (39), Ajay Kumar Sinha (44), and Rajesh Kumar (36) — hailed from Bihar. Shrutikesh Kumar, who was working as government veterinary doctor at Ghoshwari village in Patna district of Bihar, arranged the leaked question paper to seven students. Through his network of agents, the veterinary doctor got in touch with parents of the students. He arranged a preparation camp at Dharmatalla of Kolkata in West Bengal for these seven students, where they were given the leaked question papers.
Sinha, a real estate businessman, arranged the leaked papers to seven medical seat aspirants through his agent Rajesh Kumar. Four other students approached him through another agent Dharmender. They too were sent to the preparation camp at Dharmatalla of Kolkata. Rajesh Kumar, an employee of Canara Bank’s Bihar Sate Sharif branch, supplied the leaked question paper to seven students. After striking a deal, he handed over them to Sinha.
|EAMCET backers raise their point
While the government is yet to decide on continuation of Eamcet (engineering), academics and top officials are opposing scrapping of the entrance test that forms the basis for admission to engineering colleges.
With various options available to determine how students can be given admissions in engineering colleges, many feel that if marks in Intermediate are made the benchmark, then the whole purpose will be defeated.
“Corporate colleges go to any extent to ensure their students get good percentages in the final exams even in practicals, which are rarely conducted during the academic year. If admissions are based on Intermediate marks, chances of irregularities and malpractices in Junior and Senior Inter exams cannot be ruled out,” a government official said.
The State Higher Education Council is likely to constitute a high-power committee to look into pros and cons of having or not having an entrance exam. Private engineering colleges feel it is always better to have a competitive exam to shortlist candidates for pursuing the engineering study.
“An entrance test after plus two education will be beneficial for students and it will stand them in good stead in the future. Admissions sans entrance exam will lead to doubts in the minds of candidates and parents,” members said.
Rakesh Kumar, a senior Intermediate student wanted the entrance exam to continue. “Students from districts and rural areas have also been writing Eamcet every year. If Intermediate marks are treated as the yard stick, then students from private colleges in urban areas will have advantage over others obviously due to various issues.”
|AP may hold Eamcet-2017 online, search on for Agency
|Andhra Pradesh,Dec 2
The state government is likely to hold AP Eamcet-2017 in April online as Intermediate examinations will be completed by March 2017. To conduct the examination online, the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada (JNTU-K), which will conduct the examination, is scouting agencies for making software and preparing examination papers.
According to sources, as many as five prominent agencies have come forward. A decision will be taken on Tuesday when the government will discuss the exam pattern and decide exam date.
The software agency will be confirmed through tender process. The previous history of the company, its caliber and efficiency, goodwill and other qualities will be given much importance in choosing the agency.
Officials said BDS and Medicine examination will not be included in Eamcet-2017 as those students should go for NEET. The AP Eamcet-2017 will be conducted for veterinary, homeopathy and Ayurvedic and engineering courses.
The officials expected nearly 2 lakh student candidates for engineering courses, and 40,000 to 50,000 students for medicine courses. The officials felt the examination may be conducted in four batches in a day. It is learnt that there was no need for printing presses for publishing the question papers.
After preparing the question paper, the agency and the JNTU-K should take responsibility for it and the students would be given password before commencement of the examination for their question paper.
|AP GIRL TOPS TS EAMCET WITH 152/160
A girl from AP topped the Telangana state Eamcet-3 Medical Entrance Exam,the result of which were announced on thursday.Regulla Prapulla Manasa from Gudiwada in krishna District came 1st ,Scoring 152 marks out of 160.
While girls dominated the results by getting the top 3 ranks aswell as the most of the top 10 ranks students from hyderabad got 5 of the top 10 ranks this time all students awarded 8 grace marks due to errors in the question paper.
|8 grace marks added; 5 city students in Eamcet-3 top 10
An AP student topped the Telangana Eamcet-3 medical entrance exam, the results of which were announced on Thursday.
Regulla Prapulla Manasa from Gudivada in Krishna district came first, scoring 152 marks out of 160,
While girls dominated the results by getting the top three ranks. as well as most of the top 10 ranks, students from Hyderabad got five of the top-10 ranks.
All students were awarded eight grace marks due to errors in the question paper. While seven questions had no correct options, the eighth question was out of syllabus,
This is the highest grace marks awarded to students in Eamcet in recent times.
JNTU Hyderahad officials clarified that these questions could not be termed erroneous, but of IIT standard, which were difficult for Eamcet level students to understand.
They stated that due to the Eamcet-2 question paper leak, none of the local teachers who set the paper had come forward to prepare Eamcet-3 question papers on account of repeated questioning of the police and CID officials of those involved in setting the Eamcet-2 paper
Officials said they were thus forced to hand over the task of setting the Eamcet-3 question paper to IIT professors.
The other girl toppers include P.Sri Harika from Secunderabad (2nd rank, 151 marks), Thappeta Tejaswini from Anantapur 3rd rank, 151 marks), Mittapally Alekya from Khammam (7th rank, 150 marks), Nuzhath Fatima from Adilabad (8th rank, 150 marks) and Kavya Bulusu from Hyderabad (9th rank, 150 marks).
The other toppers include ed Zeeshan Ahmed Jaleeli from Hyderabad (4th rank,150 marks), Ikram Rhan from Hyderabad (5th rank,151 marks), Adla Sreekanteshwar Reddy from Secunderabad (8th ranks 151 marks), Vempati Roopeessh of Miryalguda, Nalgonda 10th rank, 150 marks).
The OMR answer sheets have been uploaded on the website http://tseamcet.in and can be accessed online on September 16 and 17.
Candidates who want to submit a representation about any discrepancy in the evaluation of their answer sheets should pay Rs.5,000 (Rs.2,000 in case of SC/ST candidates) and submit the same on www.tseamcet.in by 5 pm on September 17.
Only valid representations received with fees will be examined and the decision of the committee in this matter shall be final, The amount will be refunded to the candidate in case the error is accepted by the committee.
|PG engineering, pharmacy seats in TS allotted
The allotment of seats for engineering and pharmacy post graduate courses were released on Tuesday. Out of the 10,695 seats under Convenor quota for both engineering and pharmacy courses 8,476 students were allotted seats in the first phase of counselling. The students have to download the allotment order, joining letter and challan form for payment of tuition fee (if applicable).
Fee has to be paid at any branch of Andhra Bank and students need to report to the allotted college along with the allotment order, fee paid challan and joining letter between September 14 to 17.
If any student fails to report to the allotted college before September 17 the allotted seat stands cancelled.
Classwork from Sept. 19
Classwork commences on September 19. The second and final phase of counselling is scheduled from September 20 to 24.
Candidates who have not attended certificate verification earlier can attend during September 20 and 21.
Candidates can exercise web options during September 21 to 24. The details of schedule will be notified on www. tspgecet.tsche.ac.in
The second and final phase of counselling, excercising web options is scheduled from September 20 to 24.
|Medical admission schedule worries aspirants
The announcement of medical and dental seats counselling in Telangana State is worrying the aspirants who have already taken admission in Andhra Pradesh colleges under the 15 per cent unreserved quota.
Since the certificate verification is starting on September 17, these aspirants need to submit their original certificates during verification.
But several candidates have already submitted their certificates in AP Colleges since the first phase of admission is already over there. Some students, who are unsure of gaining a seat-getting rank through EAMCET-3, said they can’t apply for return of certificates now as they want to wait for the results on September 16.
“If we get a decent rank we will have less than three days to apply to the NTR University of Health Science for the certificates to be returned. Given how slowly the administration moves in such cases we are worried,” said an aspirant.
Some aspirants are not even sure whether they can claim original certificates without cancelling the seats. Whether the private colleges will heed to their requests is another issue. Similar is the situation for Andhra Pradesh students who are eligiblåe for 15 per cent unreserved seats in Telangana colleges.
Letter to V-C
The Kaloji Narayana Rao University of Health Sciences Vice-Chancellor Dr. B. Karunakar Reddy said that he has already written a letter to Vice-Chancellors of the concerned universities to cooperate and assist students for the smooth conduct of counselling in Telangana.
Can’t the Telangana government accept custodian certificates so that students can submit their original certificates after assured of admission in Telangana colleges? Dr. Karunakar Reddy said that he can’t accept the custodian certificates as there is likely to be some legal issues on the veracity of certificates and mess up the counselling process totally.
The local and non-local issues would crop up since the AP government has now offered to consider non-local students from Telangana as local if their parents shift as a part of their employment. The veracity of caste certificates would also be questioned as there are several differences on the caste status in Telangana and AP with regard to certain castes. “All these may be questioned by students if we don’t verify them in advance and before allotting a seat,” he said.
Dr. Reddy reminded that the NTR University of Health Sciences has given original certificates to medicos aspiring for super speciality courses in Telangana though they were admitted in AP colleges first. Similarly facility can be extended to MBBS and BDS aspirants and there should be no problem for them, he said.
When contacted, Dr. S. Appala Naidu, Registrar, NTRUHS said that a decision has been taken to return the certificates to students applying in Telangana colleges.
They need to give an authorisation letter to the concerned principal of the college where they are already admitted and take the certificates.
“Instructions have been sent to all the colleges. Even if students face some problem they can approach the university,” he said adding that fresh instructions would be sent again.
|Students under CID scanner for Eamcet-2 leak skips Eamcet-3
Most students who had secured top ranks through unfair means in Eamcet-2 sat out Eamcet-3. According to sources, more than 90 per cent of students who are under the CID scanner for the Eamcet-2 leak scam did not turn up at the examination centres.
The investigation agency suspects that around 250 students benefited from the leakage. “Tainted students were allowed to reappear since no FIR was filed. They had two options, either write the exam and repeat their performance, or skip the test. Writing the test would have let the world know their real talent (or lack of it), so they took the other alternative,” an official said.
A close watch was kept on the tainted students who were allotted centres in Hyderabad and Warangal. But they shied away from writing the exam. Police officials of from the law and order, intelligence, special branch had intensified their vigil on leading coaching centres in the last few days leading to the exam.
Unprecedented security was in place for Eamcet-3.Experts felt that the students and their parents had done their homework regarding the possibilities of how their individual cases would stand if they wrote or skipped the test.
“They can give reasons like they were not in a good frame of mind to study due to the interrogation or might even say they were depressed due to cancellation of their ranks in Eamcet-2 and hence could not study as desired. Writing the exam and not securing a rank would mean that their case would become weak,” said High Court advocate M. Rajender Reddy.
|EAMCET likely to be rescheduled
HYDERABAD,Mar 6 The Engineering & Medical Common Entrance Test-2014, scheduled for May 17, is likely to be rescheduled as the counting of votes is also scheduled for that day as per the election timtable released on Wednesday. The decision regarding this will be taken on March 7.
While Class X, Intermediate and Degree exams will not be disturbed, the online BITSAT starting on May 14 and ending on June 1, will be affected. EAMCET convenor N.V.Ramana Rao said that as election results will be announced on May 16 and the exam is slated on May 17, it may cause inconvenience to the students. Also, there might be problems with the availability of exam centres. The EAMCET Committee will soon decide either to advance the exam or postpone it.
"The EAMCET Committee along with the state government officials, will decide on a new date for the examination depending on the availability of invigilators, police officials, venues, etc. The meeting will look into the pros & cons of postponing or advancing the Exam," said Mr. Ramana Rao.
According to officials, the engineering exam will be conducted from 10 AM to 01 PM, while the agriculture and medicine tests will be held from 02:30 PM to 05:30 PM on the same day. To qualify in the examination, a candidate must secure 25% of the maximum marks in EAMCET.
Source: Deccan Chronicle
|EAMCET 2014 Online Registration / Application available from 20th Feb
,Feb 11 The Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test (EAMCET) for the year 2014 filling up of the online registration / application form commences from 20th February. Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad is all set to conduct Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test (EAMCET 2014) on behalf of APSCHE.
EAMCET 2014 is the qualifying entrance exam for admission to the first year of the following Under Graduate
Professional courses offered for the academic year 2014-15 in the University & Private unaided and affiliated Professional colleges in the State of Andhra Pradesh. The courses are offered in: B.E., B.Tech. / B.Tech. (Bio-Tech.) / B.Tech. (Diary Technology)/ B.Tech. (Ag. Engineering)/ B. Pharmacy / B.Tech. (Food Science and Technology (FST)) / B.Sc. (Commercial Agri. & Business Mgt. (CA & BM)). B.Sc. (Ag.) / B.Sc. (Hort.) / B.V.Sc. & A.H. / B.F.Sc. MBBS / BDS BAMS / BHMS / BNYS. Pharm-D.
Important dates: Commencement of submission of application form is 20th February 2014. Last date for the submission of application form is 04th April 2014 (without late fee). Last date for the submission of application form is 14th May 2014 (with late fee). Downloading the admit card from the website from 02nd to 16th May 2014. EAMCET 2014 exam will be held on 17th May 2014.
Contact details: EAMCET - 2014 office, Examinations Building, Ground Floor, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kukatpally, Hyderabad - 500085. Ph: 040 - 23150362.
|EAMCET 2014 Time Table
,Feb 11 The Andhra Pradesh State Council for Higher Education (APSCHE), Hyderabad has announced the time table for EAMCET 2014 entrance exam. Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad is all set to conduct Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test (EAMCET 2014) on behalf of APSCHE. EAMCET 2014 is the qualifying entrance exam for admission to the first year of the following Under Graduate Professional courses offered for the academic year 2014-15 in the University & Private unaided and affiliated Professional colleges in the State of Andhra Pradesh.
EAMCET 2014 Time Table:
Stream: Date: Time:
Engineering (E) 17th May 2014 10.00 AM to 1.00 PM
Agriculture and Medical (AM) 17th May 2014 2.30 PM to 5.30 PM
E and AM (both streams) 17th May 2014 as above
|IT majors go to rural IIITs
Hyderabad,Dec 26 They come from poor families in remote villages and their annual parental income is in the range of Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 lakh per year. But these students received job offers of Rs 5.2 lakh per annum from IT majors in campus placement drives at rural IIITs located in Basar, Nuzividu and Idupulapaya.
At a time when IT majors have been missing from most college campuses in the city due to weak global financial conditions, the rural IIITs, run by the state government and located in remote places, succeeded in attracting the firms.
Interestingly, these IIITs have no track record that can be used to gauge the capabilities of students since this is the first batch facing campus placement drives.
IT majors such as Infosys, TCS, Infotech, Tech Mahindra etc., besides FMCG major ITC, have registered for campus placements in rural IIITs.
The IIIT students are from remote villages who had studied in government schools in Telugu medium till SSC and are from socially and economically weaker sections.
The government had admitted 6,000 students in three IIITs in 2008-2009 based on their merit in SSC exams. It’s a six-year integrated course in residential mode, culminating in a four-year B.Tech degree in the sixth year. Free education, hostel and mess facilities were provided by the government for six years.
Already 185 of the 6,000 students have been placed, the highest annual package being Rs 5.2 lakh. Officials expect 80 per cent of the students to be placed by the end of January and the highest pay package to touch Rs 10 lakh.
Prof. R.V. Rajakumar, vice-chancellor, Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies, which runs the rural IIITs, said, “We have established quality engineering education in the university with highly motivated faculty, which was picked up locally as well as from the premier institutes.
Choosing meritocracy as the main benchmark, we had to go for a lot of innovations while imparting engineering education and technical skills to match the scale. Our students’ technical skills would be further visible when other engineering firms come for campus placements and their performance in co-mpetitive examinations like GATE is reported.”
The beginning has seen major IT firms like Infosys completing the recruitment, Tech Mahindra initiating its process and many others lining up.
The number of students placed in the first instance in Basar, Nuzvid and RK Valley campus is 51, 64 and 71 respectively. The recruiters are all praising for the students and several firms will be visiting the university in the coming months.
According to Dr Amarnath Reddy, Placement Cell in-charge, firms like TCS, Amara Group of Companies, InfoTech Enterprises, ITC and IVIZ Techno Solutions Pvt. Ltd. are lined up for campus placements.
Source: Deccan Chronicle
|EAMCET Schedule to be announced today
Hyderabad,Dec 26 The schedule for Eamcet and other common entrance test for admission to professional colleges will be announced on Thursday.
The AP State Council of Higher Education has finalized the universities for conducting various CETs.
With AP Reorganization Draft Bill-2014 saying that the existing CETs and common admission procedures would continue for 10 years in both the new states after the bifurcation, officials have initiated the process to conduct CETs as per existing procedures.
Source: Deccan Chronicle.
|Unani medicine is emerging as a popular choice for students
,Nov 12 An emerging area within the field of medical science that is rapidly growing is Unani medicine. In keeping with the rising demand for medicines and consequently medical experts of this stream, colleges too have started offering the Bachelor's of Unani Medicine and Surgery degree.
"India has a rich heritage of traditional /complimentary or alternative systems of medicine. Realising its strength in these systems, health planners in India, in the recent past, have focused their attention on their research and development. As far as the popularity of unani is concerned, it is widely practiced across the country and also in the Indian sub-continent region. The system is competitive enough with cost-effective regimen and a gives a considerably good speed of recovery," says Firdous A. Wani, registrar, Jamia Hamdard University.
At various levels of study, students are taught and trained in anatomy and physiology, the fundamentals of unani medicine, unani pharmacology, clinical medicine and diagnostics with unani and modern methods, a detailed knowledge and understanding of the subjects like internal medicine, disorders of eye and ENT, surgery, obstetrics/gynaecology and paediatrics, among others.
The five-and-a-half-year programme includes a year of compulsory rotatory internship programme through which students put into practice what they learn in classrooms. "Students are also trained and groomed through various extra-curricular activities like interfaculty and inter-university debates, quiz and other such competitive events," says Wani. After completing the BUMS course, graduates have the option of pursuing a PG course. Alternately, they may get absorbed as medical officers in state and central government institutions like CGHS, MCD, state health departments, primary health centres, dispensaries, etc. Graduates may also be appointed as assistant professors/lecturers at government as well as private teaching colleges. They can also start their private practice in clinics, polyclinics and nursing homes.
The university has 50 seats for the programme. Eligible students should have completed their Senior Secondary School (XII/intermediate) examination with physics, chemistry and biology from CBSE or any other examination recognised by Jamia Hamdard as equivalent, securing at least 50% marks in the aggregate as well as in physics, chemistry and biology.
They should also have proficiency in Urdu language, which is comparable to the High School (class X) standard in addition to knowledge of English.
Source:Times of India
|EAMCET 2013: Final allotment, fee particulars, Reimbursement and refund details
Hyderabad,Oct 2 EAMCET final phase counselling has been completed and college – branch wise allotments are placed in web site. These candidates have no claim on Phase-I allotted college, as they have exercised option to join in the final phase allotted college. Request for re-allotment to any other college or course will not be entertained by APSCHE as this is final allotment. The students are directed to report at the allotted college on or before 05-10-2013.
College and branch wise allotment details are available at apeamcet.nic.in/college_allotment.aspx
Income certificate for claiming fee reimbursement eligibility has to be submitted at the help line centre and get revised receipt of certificates and revised allotment order before 05-10-2013.
For any reason if the candidate is not able to submit the income certificate before 05-10-2013, he can report at the college now but it can be submitted only at college where he has joined.
Refund of fee paid
The candidates can avail the option of refund of fee paid in the following cases
If he/she has cancelled the allotted seat
If he/she have paid more amount through challan in phase-1 i.e., if fee to be paid for final phase allotted college minus fee actually paid through challan in phase1 is lesser than zero
If he/ she has paid the fee through challan but later submitted income certificate
The candidates are advised to claim refund [if any] from the Convenor by submitting original challan and a letter containing your communication address to The Convenor, Eamcet-2013 Admissions, S.V.Bhavan, Masab Tank Hyderabad-500 028 in person or by Speed Post .
|MBBS Supplementary Exam in 60 days
Chennai,Sep 27 First-year MBBS students awaiting results can heave a sigh of relief. If they have failed, they no longer have to wait for six more months to write their exams. At a recent governing council meeting of the Tamil Nadu Dr M.G.R. Medical University, the decision of introducing supplementary exams within 60 days after the announcement of the results was finalised.
This applies to candidates admitted from the academic year 2012-13 onwards. “First-year admission takes place in August and they write exams after a year. There are three subjects- anatomy, physiology and bio-chemistry. Earlier, we had the break system where failed students had to wait for six months to clear the papers,” said an official of the medical university.
Students in the final year now say that the break system was their biggest disadvantage. “Instead of going on to the second year, failed candidates had to study the same subjects for six more months in a separate classroom. Even if only two or three students failed in a subject, professors would teach them separately.
So, till the end they could not join their batch,” said a final-year student of a government college, welcoming the supplementary exam as it will help many students in the coming years.
Dr Jhansi Charles, registrar of the university, said failed candidates could take the exam and, after clearing it, join the main regular batch. “This supplementary exam system is already being followed by medical universities in Karnataka and Kerala,” she pointed out.
Any number of failed subjects can be attempted and if candidates fail in the supplementary exam, they should appear in the subsequent year of examination.
|MBBS allotment rank list mystery unresolved
Kochi,Sep 24 The mystery of the last rank in the newly established Manjeri Government Medical College going up from 737 in the second allotment to 680 in the third allotment remained unresolved on Monday too.
CEE B.S. Mavoji, even after verifying with officials in the Entrance Commissionerate, could not convincingly explain the reason. He said some students might have opted out of Manjeri medical college after second allotment, and students with higher ranks were allotted to these seats in the college in the third allotment based on their higher options.
However, he could not explain why these students were not allotted to the Manjeri medical college based on their options in the second allotment itself. Moreover, there was no provision for option rearrangement or deletion in the third allotment.
When it was pointed out that such changes had no impact on the allotment in other government medical colleges, he could not explain why. He said that he had not received any specific complaint in this regard from any student and if there was any anomaly such a complaint would have landed at his desk.
When contacted, Director of Medical Education Dr V. Geetha said she was yet to spot the matter. “The allotment process is handled by the CEE and he is the competent person to answer it. I will get the list of the admitted students after the admission closes on September 30,” she said.
|Engineering seats allotment today
Hyderabad,Sep 17 The allotment of seats to engineering rankers under convener quota will be declared on Monday, drawing to a close a month-long crucial exercise. According to Dr Raghunath, Chief Camp officer of counselling, “the allotments will be processed and released on September 17 after 06.00 pm and details of the seat allotted to each candidate will be sent through SMS as per the mobile numbers furnished by them at the time of certificate verification”.
He asked the candidates to download the allotment order from “candidates login” by entering their registration number, hall ticket Number, Password and date of birth and also the Bank challan form for the payment of fee if any. “The fee indicated in the allotment order has to be paid in any one of the branches of Indian Bank or Andhra Bank across the state and obtain a receipt from the bank. In respect of Fee Reimbursement cases no challan will be downloaded and should report to the college on or before September 23” he explained.
Anxiety has gripped hundreds of students as they have been waiting for the day since it will decide the college and branch they are going to study for the next four years. “Not just that, it will also decide our future. The college and branch would be our future for the next 40 years, to say precisely” Venugopala Reddy who got above 13,000 rank said. Some of the students have been making plans for shifting of colleges from now itself, if they don’t get the one they have opted for. “What’s use in joining a college and branch which I don’t want to study.
I opted for Gokaraju as my top option and CVSR as the second one. If I don’t get in any one of them, I will try for another one, even if it is in management quota” T.R. Vivekananda Murthy, another ranker said. Majority of the rankers see the campus record first and availability of faculty and material to do a worthy project which can help in our job pursuits” Vyshnavi Meduri, a ranker from Vizag said. Colleges in and around Hyderabad continued to attract students this year and it remains to be seen how many of them would get seats in the convener quota.
This would also decide the fate of many colleges situated in smaller towns and municipalities, which are expected to get zero admissions. According to one estimate nearly 60 to 80 colleges may have to close their shop as they may not be preferred by rankers.
The counseling for Bi PC stream has started on Monday and as many as 2076 candidates have turned up for certificate verification, The verification of certificates will go on up to September 21 at all the helpline centres, in addition, CSD St. Theresa Autonomous College for Women, Eluru in West Godavari district were also added. Candidates can also register their options simultaneously till September 21. With regard to ICET admissions, a total of 57 019 candidates have attended for certificate verification.
|Engineering admissions drop further
Hyderabad,Sep 16 Admissions in engineering courses are likely to witness further drop this year as more students have opted out of the stream, according to official information. As the deadline for making corrections in web options ended on 15th September evening at 9 pm, as many as 1,573 rankers have stayed away. While the total number of candidates who attended for certificate verification was 1,30,289, the number of rankers who have given their options was only 1,28,716, marking a decline in the number. This is in addition to nearly 800 rankers who have already decided to skip the web counselling and taken away their certificates from the officials.
The seat allocation will be done on September 17 at 6 pm and students have to join their respective colleges on September 23. It remains to be seen how many more would drop out at the time of joining. It is expected that more than 1.75 lakh seats out of a total of 3.46 seats would remain unfilled this year.
Officials have announced that the second round of counseling will commence from September 24 to 27, depending upon the joining. A total of 47,723 rankers have changed their options and the total number of options received were 41, 26,650, according to Dr. Raghunath, Chief Counseling Camp Officer. The situation in ICET is no different as just 55 781 have attended for certificate verification.
|Second Counselling 637 Medical seats filled
Vijayawada,Sep 13 The second phase of counselling for admissions to MBBS and BDS courses in various colleges of the state started 12th Septemebr at Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Tirupati and Hyderabad. Two centres have been allotted to Hyderabad, to Osmania University and JNTU campus. The second and final phase of counselling will conclude on September 17.In all, 637 MBBS seats were filled at five centres on Thursday. Counselling will be held for the rankers of 2,001 to 4,000 on Friday, said Dr NTR University of Health Sciences in a press release. - See more at: http://www.sakshieducation.com/(S(5b3c4jvzcst5yp2hfcdoicaw))/EnglishStory.aspx?nid=57213&cid=2&sid=115&chid=0&tid=0#sthash.HF7rXZXf.dpuf
|Eamcet web options to begin on August 30
Hyderabad,Aug 27 As the certificate verification for engineering college admissions has been going on a satisfactory note in spite of Polytechnic All Lecturers Association (PALA) of Seemandhra boycotting duties at the counselling centres, the Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE) has decided to commence the exercise of web options by candidates on August 30 and first-year classes by September 15.
The exercise of web options had earlier been scheduled for August 22 but was postponed amidst protests and boycott of duties at the counselling centres by polytechnic college lecturers in protest against the Centre’s decision to bifurcate the state. Twenty of the 39 counselling centres in the two regions continue to report nil attendance and the process has not begun at all in Anantapur and Vizinagaram districts. On the other hand, counselling at 22 centres in Telangana has been smooth.
However, the number of candidates who attended the certificate verification in Seemandhra is less than that in Telangana. About 38,870 candidates from Seemandhra and 41,494 from Telangana attended the verification. On Monday, 5,764 candidates attended certificate verification in Seemandhra and 5,372 in Telangana.
Rao said they were making alternative arrangements in Seemandhra to expedite the verification process. The APSCHE has decided to SMS all the candidates those who missed the verification asking them to attend scrutiny at the nearest counselling centre. APSCHE set up an additional counselling centre at Mohan Degree College at Kakinada on Monday.
|Eamcet counselling picks up pace
Hyderabad,Aug 24 The situation regarding Eamcet engineering counselling has improved in the Seemandhra region, especially after the Andhra Pradesh High Court order on August 20 directing the government to ensure the smooth conduct of the counselling.
Counselling has been disrupted in a majority of the centres in Seemandhra right from Day-1 on August 19 with the staff going on strike and United Andhra Pradesh activists laying siege to the centres protesting against the proposed bifurcation of the state.
On the first day, only 15 centres out of the 34 in the Seemandhra region functioned with utmost difficulty.
However, they witnessed a poor attendance of students with only 1,896 turning up though students from Rank 1 to 15,000 were called for counselling.
The attendance improved on August 20 with 3,259 registered for counselling. It further increased to 4,216 on August 21, to 4,791 on August 22 and to 6,018 on Friday.
Though 20 centres still remain non-functional in the region, attendance has improved in the centres that are functioning with the state government making the necessary security and staff arragements to conduct the counselling.
The counselling centres were also increased from 34 to 38 and 18 of them are functioning amid tight security.
|Eamcet delay helps TN, Karnataka colleges
Chennai,Aug 23 The delay in Eamcet counselling is reportedly benefiting the private engineering colleges of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka as around 40,000 students from Rayalaseema have taken admissions in the colleges of nearby states. The Samaikyandhra stir which is now rocking the Rayalseema and Coastal Andhra regions has hit Eamcet counseling and this has hit the private colleges in the region.
The authorities have failed to complete counselling even though Eamcet results were announced two months ago. The counselling was again delayed by the ongoing Samaikyandhra agitation since the last 22 days in the Seemandhra region. An education expert observed that a group of private engineering colleges from Karnataka and Tamil Nadu were making efforts to fill the seats in their colleges mainly by students from Andhra Pradesh.
Recalling previous years, he said, “Students from Andhra Pradesh studied in the private engineering colleges of Karnataka, which better infrastructure.” The delay in Eamcet counselling is affecting admissions in state engineering colleges. The number is likely to increase if the situation continues.
In Anantapur district, only two private engineering colleges managed to successfully fill all the seats last year. No admissions were reported in some branches last year. Women engineering colleges in the region were also facing a difficult situation due to the delay in Eamcet counselling.
JNTUA authorities observed that many private engineering colleges are facing a crisis due to migration of students to other neighboring states. Prof. K. Prahlada Rao of JNTUA said that many engineering colleges will see a sharp fall in admissions.
|Students can choose any centre
Hyderabad,Aug 22 Justice Nooty Ramamohana Rao of the AP High Court on Wednesday allowed students to attend counselling in any centre, irrespective of the region they come from.
The judge also directed police authorities to provide protection to all the counselling centres and ensure that counselling goes on smoothly.
Eamcet options put off
The thin attendance of students in the ongoing Eamcet engineering counselling, due to disruption in Seemandhra region, has forced the government to postpone the ‘option-entry’ schedule indefinitely.
Students who attended for certification verification in the counselling are supposed to exercise their options on the web on their preferred colleges and courses from August 22. This has now been postponed. Fresh schedule will be notified soon. However, the ongoing certificate verification will go on as scheduled.
Though majority of the counselling centres in Seemandhra region continue to remain non-functional, attendance has been improving with each passing day.
On the first day, just 1,896 students have attended in Seemandhra region, which increased to 3,250 on Tuesday and to 4,216 on Wednesday. The corresponding figures in Telangana region are 3,846 on Day-1, which increased to 5,216 and 5,268 respectively on subsequent days.
“The fresh dates for option-entry will be announced soon. We want to ensure maximum attendance for counselling,” said Sathi Reddy, secretary, AP SCHE.
Officials have set up 34 counselling centres in Seemandhra region. However, only 15 and 14 centres have functioned on the first two days.
|Court will monitor counselling: Judge
Hyderabad,Aug 22 After the disruption kof Eamcet counselling, the Ap High Court has ruled to provide protection in counselling centres.
The AP High Court was dealing with a writ petition by E.Roja and six others from Anantapur disstrict, seeking a direction to the state government to provide adequate security arrangements at counselling centres across the state counselling has commenced no August 19 across the state but there are fears that the ongoing seemandhra agitation will derail the process.
Taking a firm stance, the judge said he hoped that the authorities have taken effective measures for the smooth completion of the counselling in Andhra and rayalaseema regions.
While adjourning the hearing to next week, the Judge said that the court will monitor the counselling process.
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