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1,100 report for counselling at HBTI

ABOUT 1100 candidates have reported for counselling of the State Entrance Examination-Uttar Pradesh technical University (SEE-UPTU) at the Harcourt Butler Technological Institute (HBTI) on the second day on Tuesday.
By HT Correspondent | None, Kanpur
PUBLISHED ON JUL 12, 2006 12:02 AM IST

ABOUT 1100 candidates have reported for counselling of the State Entrance Examination-Uttar Pradesh technical University (SEE-UPTU) at the Harcourt Butler Technological Institute (HBTI) on the second day on Tuesday.

According to the coordinator of the counselling, Vinay Pathak on the first day of counselling on Monday as many as 675 candidates had reported and counselling for them continued till 2 AM.

Pathak informed that on the first day of the counselling out of 500 seats about 322 seats were allocated. Now the counselling would be held for remaining 178 seats belonging to different categories during the next few days. He expected that most of the seats would be filled within next two days, as more and more candidates from all categories were keen in getting admitted to HBTI even if they were denied the course of their first or second choice.

Citing an example, he said that one of the candidates, who could have got the course of his second and third choice at some private engineering college, but he preferred to accept the food technology course at HBTI. Similarly, there were several other candidates who gave preference to the institute at the cost of their choice of subject.

At HBTI, the first preference of the candidates has been information technology and computer science. All the general seats in computer science (42 seats), information technology (19 seats), electrical engineering (34 seats) and mechanical engineering (38 seats) were allocated, Pathak said.

On the other hand, in the first round of counselling, Kanpur Institute of Technology (KIT) could get three candidates one each for electrical engineering, electronic and computer science. The Pranveer Singh Institute of Technology (PSIT) could get two students in electrical engineering while the Maharana Pratap College could not open its account.

According to the counselling results, College of Noida and Ghaziabad had a good response from the candidates and most of the seats at these colleges were allocated on the first day.

On the second day of the counselling, about 1100 candidates between the 5001 to 12500 ranks reported at the HBTI. All these candidates remained in the counselling queue braving the rain. The counselling was expected to continue till late night.

However, on the second day the counselling could be started sharp at 9 in the morning through the trouble-free Internet system.

Meanwhile, snag in the NIC server slowed down its process affecting the SEE-UPTU counselling at ten centres throughout the State on the second consecutive day on Tuesday. Due to problem in server, course choice could be submitted by 35 candidates only from morning to noon. Later, heavy rain in the evening further disturbed the counselling process.

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