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RGUKT opens B.Tech Admissions 2013

The Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies ( RGUKT ) has announced admissions into its six – year Integrated B.Tech degree programme for the academic year 2013 – 14.

A total of 3,000 seats are available, 1,000 each at the university’s constituent institutes at Basar, Nuzvid and Idupulapaya, Vice – Chancellor of the university R.V. Raja Kumar said at a press conference Hyderabad on 23rd May, 2013.

The programme is open only to candidates who have passed their Class X in 2013 through SSC or ICSE or CBSE. Selection will be based on the GPA achieved in the Class X exam.

The programme constitutes two parts, a pre – university course of two years equivalent to Intermediate, followed by a four – year Engineering course in any of the six disciplines, namely Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Communications Engineering, Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.

The application process is online, and will be open on the university’s website http://admissions2013.rgukt.in, from 5 p.m. on 24th May, 2013. Those without net access may approach the nearest AP Online centre for applying. Last date for online applications is 17th June, 2013, and for the hard copies of the applications to reach the university registrar, 22nd June, 2013.

Registration fee of ₹ 150 may be paid through a crossed demand draft of any nationalised bank drawn in favour of ‘RGUKT SBH A/C No. 62282402377’ payable at Hyderabad. Alternatively, it can be paid through SBH challan or internet banking ( SBH i-collect ) into the same account. A print copy of the application along with the proof of fee payment and copies of the certificates, must be sent to ‘The Registrar, Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies, Vindhya, C – 4, IIIT – H Campus, Gachibowli, Hyderabad – 500 032’ by Speed Post or registered post.

“If a candidate fails to submit hardcopies of the application with relevant certificates as specified in the website, his or her application will not be considered,” warned Prof. Raja Kumar. During selection, a deprivation score of 0.4 prescribed by the government will be added to the GPA of applicants from non – residential government schools such as ZP and municipal schools. Statutory reservations for SCs, STs and women will be duly applied, apart from the quotas for the Disabled, NCC, sportspersons and children of armed personnel.

List of selected candidates will be displayed on the website from 8th July, 2013, while admissions counselling is scheduled for 24th July, 2013 & 25th July, 2013 at the respective campuses. To fill the seats of candidates who do not turn up for admissions, another round of counselling will be conducted on 28th July, 2013. List of candidates for this counselling, along with a waiting list, will be put up on the website on 26th July, 2013. These apart, a separate counselling session will be conducted for the disabled and children of armed personnel on 19th July, 2013 and 20th July, 2013 in the IIIT campus, Prof. Raja Kumar said. Classes will begin from 29th July, 2013.

For more details on application and admission procedure, one may visit the university website www.rgukt.in.

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12 IIIT Girls for NASA Space Settlement Contest

Girl students of Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies ( RGUKT ) have outshone boys by bagging 12 of the 13 slots for making it to the NASA Space Settlement Contest. They will be leaving for the U.S. via Chennai on 20th May, 2013. Girls performed better than boys in designing projects on space settlement for humans.

The selected students will present their projects at the 32nd Annual International Space Development Conference ( ISDC ), to be held at San Diego, in the US, from 23rd May, 2013 to 27th May, 2013.

Of the 38 students selected for the NASA Ames Space Settlement Design Contest – 2013, 29 were girls from International Institute of Information Technology ( IIIT ), Nuzvid, but only 12 of them will make it to the US. Students of Pre – University and first year Engineering of the budding university have designed 13 projects on the title ‘Creating alternative living for mankind on Space’, said IIIT Director Ibrahim Khan.

“We were inspired by Indian astronauts Kalpana Chawla and Sunitha Williams. Humans are creating miracles in the history of space, missile and robotics technologies. But, the number of women astronauts in India and other countries is very small. We want to become scientists in space and robotics technologies,” say the budding engineers preparing for their foreign trip.

Some of the missions selected for ISDC are Amaranthos, Garuda, Atman, Titan, Magma, Anthena, Divouces, and Sudarshan Chakra. The students in their projects focussed on how to provide luxurious life for man with food, housing, employment, solar energy, pollution – free environment and other facilities on moon with latest technologies, for the next two decades.

“Our project ‘Atman’ indicates the successful journey of man to the soul of new space era. We explained how to produce power by using solar wind through electrical sail technology, which was developed by the US in January 2013,” said V. Divya Sri, who is one of the three designers of the mission.

“The mission ‘Titan’ is aimed at designing plans on how to tap natural resources from moon and other planets and lead a comfortable life on space. In our project, robots will play a key role by utilising the latest technologies,” said M. Hemalatha, who prepared ‘Titan’, along with two other girls H. Divya and S. Padmasri.

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RGUKT Hyderabad – Counselling for B.Tech on 26 July, 2012

RGUKT ( Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies ) is now prepared to start its Admission process to integrated 6 years B.Tech course at IIT’s, which will be held on 26th July, 2012 and 27th July, 2012. All the shortlisted candidates should attend the counselling as per scheduled dates along with the original certificates.

RGUKT has released the list of qualified students for admissions in the three campuses of the University located in Basar, Nuzivid and RK Valley. Out of 3,000 seats, 2,807 seats are to the students from Rural areas and 193 seats to physically disabled students.

86% of the seats are already reserved for people from rural background while only 12% seats are open for merit students. 1002 seats are reserved for students of Andhra Pradesh, 859 seats for students from Osmania University aera and 525 for students from SVU.

This year admissions are based on SSC grads and extra 0.4% scores was added to students from rural backgrounds. The counselling will be held in the campuses of RGUKT. To download the Selection List please visit http://admissions2012.rgukt.in/


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