Students prefer better institutions to dream course


Several relatively new and brand new engineering colleges have found no takers, despite having vacancies in some of the most coveted specialisations.

The Karnataka Examination Authority officials said, the newer colleges will not find any takers till the casual round of counselling is over. In fact, three colleges, which are on the CET roster for the first time are yet to get off the mark with respect to admissions. The three colleges - PNS Women’s Institute of Technology, Beary’s Institute of Technology and Sri Basaveswara Institute of Technology, together have 360 seats on offer, and are yet to find students from the counselling procedure. Meanwhile, the officials said, more new institutions are likely to come on board.

But students said, they would forego their preferred courses for the institutions of their choice. Kavya, whose rank is 12,971, is certain that even if she does not get an engineering seat in Information Science, a reputed institution is more important. “I am not interested in new colleges. Teachers and placements on offer are more important,” she said.

Rohit, who has secured a rank closer to 16,000, wants to pursue a course in Electronics and Communication, but he thinks that an established institution is more important.

“When you take a seat in Engineering, there are many other considerations besides the combination. Infrastructure, reputation, placements are more important, particularly during recession,” he said.

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