Hassle-free start to CET counselling for engineering

Hassle-free start to CET counselling for engineering

Bangalore colleges were the most sought after on Day One of the engineering counselling on Thursday. dh photo

Unlike the confusion and the uncertainty that marked the lead-up to the seat selection process, the actual event was largely smooth and hassle-free with many students and parents calling it a “cakewalk”. Parents were particularly pleased with the seating arrangements and said they did not face any problems.

Students ranked one to 1,600 chose the available seats. Not surprisingly, Bangalore’s prominent colleges such as RV College of Engineering, BMS College of Engineering and PES Institute of Technology were the preferred choices. The choice of streams was also hardly a surprise. Electronics and Communication and Computer Science were the favourites.

Bhavya Karki, ranked 247th, chose Computer Science at RVCE. Her mother, Maya, was happy with the whole process. She also endorsed her daughter’s decision.

S Manoj, ranked 319th, also went Bhavya’s way and chose Computer Science at the same college. Manoj said Computer Science offered better job opportunities.

He said that the stream was his favourite and he always wanted to take it up.
Ganesh Venkatesh, ranked 544th, said he would choose Electronics and Communication (E&C). The colleges he looked for were RVCET and BMSCE. Deeksha, ranked 777th, also went for E&C. In her view, E&C is the best branch, but the college she looked for was BMSCE or PESIT as seats at RVCE were exhausted.

A few students, however, opted for other colleges. Among them was Vinaya Rao, ranked 354th, who chose Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering (SJCE), Mysore. But the stream was not different. She chose E&C.

Rashmi V Mahesh, Executive Director, Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA), confirmed that E&C and CS were the most sought-after streams of engineering.

Meanwhile, three colleges – R L Jalappa Institute of Technology, Doddaballapur, Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College of Engineering, and Sri Krishna School of Engineering and Management (both in Bangalore) – are yet to receive the seat matrix from the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

KEA has alerted students about choosing seats at these colleges. SCT Institute of Technology, Kaggadasapura, Bangalore, is also tricky for students.

The State Bank of India’s (SBI’s) Deputy General Manager (Stressed Assets and Management Branch) wrote to KEA on May 18, 2011, stating the bank’s intention to take possession of the college’s building for recovery of dues.

KEA has released the matrix of seats available under special category. A total of 1,488 seats are on offer. It has also released the seat matrix of each college, course and category. On Friday, students ranked from 1,601 to 3,200 can select seats. The opening status is as follows: Civil (5,299), Computer Science (8,416), Electronics and
Communication (8,809), Electrical and Electronics (3,773), Information Science (4,380) and Mechanical (8,514).

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