IN ORDER to expedite the counselling process, the authorities of the Harcourt Butler Technological Institute (HBTI) began using its own Internet lease line.
Earlier, the Institute had hired lease line from the National Informatics Center (NIC), but it could not meet the requirements and slowed the counselling process during the past four days.
One of the coordinators of the counselling said that the decision was taken to use the lease line of the institute due to inordinate delay caused by the NIC server. Consequently, after getting the permission from Uttar Pradesh Technical University (UPTU), the work through the institute’s lease line was started from today.
Counselling coordinator Narendra Kohli told Hindustan Times that barring 17 seats belonging to reserved categories in different disciplines at the HBTI, almost all its seats were filled. It even received admissions against 25 NRI seats allocated to it by the UPTU.
According to him candidates from 27500 to 35000 ranks were called for counselling on Friday. Out of which about 550 candidates reported. In order to avoid inconveniences to the candidates, arrangements of choice filling and fee depositing were made in a single hall. Earlier, the students had to go to two different halls for filling choice and to deposit fee, which often delayed the process. The counselling would continue up to July 27, he added.
As per the trends, students were avoiding going to the private colleges. Since they have no other options, they were forced to opt for private colleges to save their year.
According to the latest figures, out of 204 seats at the Kanpur Institute of Technology (KIT) only 90 could be filled so far. Similarly, out of 351 seats at the Maharana Pratap Engineering College, only 166 seats could be filled. It has to fill at least 191 seats. Pranveer Singh Institute of Technology (PSIT) could get 71 students.
About 235 seats, including general category seats at the institute were still lying vacant.
On the other hand, out of 180 seats at Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University Institute of Technology 123 seats were filled and 57 seats were yet to be filled.
At Dr Ambedkar Institute of Technology for Handicapped out of 166 seats, only 33 seats were filled.