OUR STAFF REPORTER Bhopal

In a small relief to private engineering colleges facing dearth of students, the directorate of technical education has granted admissions to more 12942 students in second round of on- line, off- campus co

unselling.

By the end of the second round, the number of total admission in BE courses has reached only 44319 against the total intake of 82,000.

In the first round, 31377 students were given admission, which included upgradation cases as well.

The number of students seeking admission in under- graduate engineering courses has been hit by the Central governments decision to impose a cut- off level of marks in qualifying examination. The union human resource development ministry has taken this decision for improving the quality of engineering education.

Counselling officials said, 12953 candidates had also given choice to get admissions.

Now, they said, only some more admissions in engineering course could take place in the coming days on the basis of qualifying examination.

The list of allotment of seats and branches will be released on September 3.

Mechanical nudges out Electronics as first choice The Mechanical branch emerged as the studentsalt39 first choice for engineering degree as 88014 candidates have opted for it. Electronics and communications is the second choice with 76101 submissions and Civil come next with 62918 students opting for it. Computer science and electronics branch has received 56833 hits. A total 29467 hits are of information technology and 19700 are of electrical and electronics.

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