Engineering College Admission Guidance 2013
The Valiya Koonambaikulathamma College of Engineering and Technology is organising free guidance on the engineering admission process for candidates who had appeared for the 2013 engineering entrance examination.
The programme will be held at the college on 29th May, 2013 and 5th June, 2013 from 10 a.m. Suggestions on the best courses for the students based on their entrance examination ranks, details about the number of seats in each college, fee structure, eligibility for fee concession, and admission under the management quota will be offered to the participants. For details, contact : 94463 63916 .
About 36 percent Engineering College Seats vacant in Karnataka
Though Karnataka professional Colleges have completed with their Engineering admission process for the current academic year, still more than 24,000 out of around 66,000 seats Engineering seats are vacant.
Around 11,000 seats were vacant in 2009; 14,000 seats in 2010; and around 22,000 remained unfilled in 2011.
Secretary of the Karnataka Unaided Private Engineering Colleges, Setty, said many new colleges are coming up and there is no clear picture about the actual requirement.
A.S. Srikanth, executive director, Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka ( COMEDK ) said about 42 per cent of seats offered by the COMEDK were taken 2012 year.
No takers for 98,000 Engineering Seats across Andhra Pradesh
As the second phase of engineering admissions concluded on 2nd October, 2012, as many as 98,218 seats in several colleges across the state found no takers. At the end of the first phase of counselling about 1.05 lakh seats were left vacant. Twenty – two colleges in the state drew a blank.
At the end of the counselling, officials of the technical education department said that many students failed to take admission in colleges as there were more seats than the demand.
The electronics and communication engineering ( ECE ) was the hot favourite this admission season with 38,522 candidates joining the stream. In computer science and engineering ( CSE ), 25,827 seats were filled.
Madhya Pradesh Engineering Courses admissions always High Position
Admissions to bachelor of engineering courses in Madhya Pradesh’s technical colleges reached a record 66,425 till 20th September, 2012 ( Thursday ).
Official sources said that this was the first time in the history of the state that so many admissions have been recorded.
Despite this, a total of 30,000 seats were still lying vacant in engineering colleges of the state, they said.
The present round of counselling for admission to engineering colleges will continue till 23rd September, 2012, sources said.
Want to be engineer? Must get more than 50 % in class XII
Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan announced that state Government has decided to give 50 : 50 weightage to class XII and national level Joint Entrance Exam ( JEE ). Maharashtra will join in JEE from the year 2012 – 2015. State Government will make study of class XII high quality and for that syllabus will be changed.
Marks will be given according to normalised percentile system like CBSE, ICSE etc. For engineering admission only marks of Physics, Chemistry & Maths will be counted, which must be more than 50% & and total marks must also be more than 50%.
Chavan said that due to this decision, students of Maharashtra can get admission in world class institutions like IIT / NIT. Especially students from rural area will easily get admission in such institutes. Earlier they have to go to private coaching classes. Now they will have single exam in two parts :
- JEE ( Main )
- JEE ( Advance )
Andhra Pradesh Engineering Colleges Admission through Online Management Quota
The Online Management Quota Admissions will be starting from 12th September, 2012 in Hyderabad for admissions in private engineering colleges, higher education department announced.
The admissions will be done online through the website http:// apsche.cgg.gov.in. The online admissions will be ending on 20th October, 2012. Private engineering colleges will have to put up their details on the web portal by 11th September, 2012.
College managements said, the application process is quite different this year as compare to last year as the students will have to follow the online payment methods; the state government has reduced the possibility of managements taking capitation fee.
What Change of Medium means to these Students
New campus, new friends, new faculty members and most importantly a new language for students from Tamil medium schools who have secured admission to engineering colleges.
Around 46 per cent of the students admitted to various streams in the Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions ( TNEA ) 2011 are from Tamil medium schools.
Rate of integration
How well are these students integrated into courses conducted primarily in Tamil?
Having studied in a Tamil medium school, K. Balaji, a first-year student of College of Engineering, Guindy, initially found it extremely difficult to grasp the concepts taught in class. “It has been two weeks now. Though it is a little difficult to understand lectures and comprehend the textbooks, I am managing better,” he says.
There are some coaching classes in the college conducted in English to help students understand classes better. “I plan to attend these classes so that I can get doubts cleared ,” he says.
In many instances students who are unable to adjust to the course and the urban culture tend to get disheartened, note professors.
D. Shireen, coordinator, Velicham, an NGO that works with students, says that there are many students who score above 1,100 in the class XII examinations, but once they join an English medium course, some of them drop out. “It is more common in professional courses, since such students form a minority in these institutions,” she says.
As part of the one-week induction programme for students, the Anna University of Technology ( AUT ), Chennai, trains students in communication skills.
“A large section of the students comprises first-generation learners who come from the Tamil-medium schools. But since students in our institutions are academically bright, it is easy for them to pick up the language quickly,” says C. Thangaraj, Vice- Chancellor, AUT. At the Anna University, the faculty members help out the students from Tamil-medium schools when they have a difficulty.
“There are no bridge classes, but we expect the students to pick up the language from the English classes conducted during the first two years. The language teachers guide the students,” says M. Sekar, Dean, College of Engineering, Anna University.
Special coaching classes to help students understand the subject better are conducted in colleges. “The classes are conducted in English but the faculty members clear our doubts there,” he says.
It is not just English language bridge course that institutions focus on.
The AUT-Chennai also has preparatory material in mathematics which will be distributed to the constituent colleges.
“This material has been prepared by faculty member of Anna University and IIT-M. It will help students understand the application of basic maths in the engineering course. Self-financing colleges can also procure them from the university,” says Mr. Thangaraj.