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Stage set for counselling

AFTER THE announcement of the UP State Engineering Entrance Exams results (UPSEE-2006), the stage is set for counselling for admission to various government and private engineering colleges across the State.

india Updated: Jun 01, 2006 01:27 IST

AFTER THE announcement of the UP State Engineering Entrance Exams results (UPSEE-2006), the stage is set for counselling for admission to various government and private engineering colleges across the State.

This year, too, the UP Technical University (UPTU), is expected to hold counselling simultaneously at various centres in the State for the students’ convenience. For the last couple of years, UPTU V-C Prof DS Chauhan had done away with the practice of holding counselling at just one centre in the State Capital. This practice, the V-C felt, was causing a lot of problems to the students, besides creating chaos.

“This year, too, our focus would be on streamlining the counselling procedure even more,” he said.

The counselling is the most important phase as it is here that the students get the colleges and the streams on the basis of their merit. Besides seven government colleges, about 20 private colleges across the state are the first priority of the most students.

After the seats are filled in, the rest of the students have to join the lesser known colleges. The UPTU sources said that every year, while the seats in the top private colleges were filled with ease, the lesser known colleges generally find it difficult to get students.

But some college administrators have now turned this drawback into their strength. “Lesser known colleges now deliberately prefer keeping their seats vacant. For, there are several candidates who are desirous of taking admission although they did not take UPSEE. And these colleges offer them seats for a price. So, their inherent drawback has now become their strength,” a source said.

The worst part is that most students, admitted without taking the SEE, are generally those who hold the varsity to ransom every time they fail.

“Such candidates are academically poor, and as they manage to gain entry through the backdoor, they want to pass anyhow. So, the varsity generally faces a lot of problems for these candidates,” sources said.

Now, it remains to be seen whether the UPTU manages to check the admission of such students to various colleges under its control.

First Published: Jun 01, 2006 01:27 IST