Engg seat selection begins today

Candidates can take their pick from over 30,000 seats in 158 colleges

Despite the economic downturn, engineering aspirants are hopeful of choosing courses like computer science, information science and electronics, which remain the first preference.


Shwetha S K, a candidate, said, “Four to five years from now, even as I complete my engineering  course, the present situation of slowdown would have changed. I’m hopeful that the IT sector would have improved by then. I have obtained a CET rank within 5,000 and will choose computer science for my career”.

Some students are venturing for other options like aeronautical engineering and other courses like environmental engineering.

Sapna Mahesh, an engineering aspirant, is keen on pursuing a career in the field of aeronautics.

“Aeronautical engineering is a challenging course and I have obtained a CET rank within 9,000. I will opt for aeronautical engineering which will provide the foundation for me to pursue my post graduation in the same from a foreign university,” Sapna explained.


On the seat matrix arrived at by the KEA , SP Kulkarni, Administrative Officer, said that the details on the seat ratio from five government colleges has not been received.
However, the seat availability from the other institutions has been received. Kulkarni said, “Adequate arrangements have been made to ensure the smooth functioning of CET counselling for engineering courses. More personnel have been deployed to begin the counselling on time, without any delay.” 

Availability of seats

The eligible CET engineering rank holders from 1 to 1,500 ranks will be allowed for selection of available engineering seats on June 18, in the order of merit as per the schedule given in the CET-2009 Brochure.

The engineering seats and courses available are as follows:

Electronics-6,797; Computers- 6474; Mechanical- 4,757; Electrical-2,771; Civil-1,896; Industrial Production-375; Instrumentation Technology-587; Industrial Engineering and Management-280; Automobile-178; Chemical-221; Telecommunication-895;  Medical Electronics-147; Textiles-76; Bio Technology-580; Mining 19; Ceramics-20; Silk Technology-19; Construction Technology Management-29; Bio Medical-70; Environmental-114; Information Science-4,131; Polymer Technology-37; Electronic-Instrumentation Technology-29 and Aeronautical Engineering-65.

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