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Noida: AKTU starts second round of counselling

The Dr Abdul Kalam Technical University began its second round of counselling for admissions on Monday evening

noida Updated: Jul 03, 2017 23:11 IST
Vaibhav Jha
Vaibhav Jha
Hindustan Times
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Of the 800 AKTU-affiliated colleges across the state, 168 are situated in Gautam Budh Nagar and Ghaziabad.(Sunil Ghosh/HT File)

Dr Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU) began its second counselling session for undergraduate and postgraduate admissions in affiliated colleges on Monday evening after a technical glitch delayed the process that was to start in the morning.

According to university officials, the online registration process began at 5pm on Monday.

“There was a technical glitch in our server due to which we couldn’t begin the registration process in the morning. However, the issue is sorted now and students can start the process,” professor Kuldeep Sahay, admission-in-charge, AKTU, said on Monday.

A total of 34,000 students had appeared for the first round of counselling in which 29,000 students opted to name their choice of colleges for admission. The remaining 5,000 students did not choose any college. The university administration had begun the first round of counselling on June 19 and extended it till June 25. Students were allotted seats by June 29.

“A total of 24,428 students were allotted seats after the counselling, of whom 22,140 students have reported for admission. A total of 1,204 students withdrew admission after registering,” said Sahay.

The university began its admission process after holding a nationwide entrance exam, called the Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination (UPSEE), for undergraduate and postgraduate admissions in affiliated colleges. A total of 1,69,170 students registered for the UPSEE this year, of which 1,38,000 cleared the exam. Its results were announced on May 30.

The university administration will hold five rounds of counselling from June 19 to August 3 and the students will have to be present at their respective institutes from August 2 to August 5.

Over 800 colleges across Uttar Pradesh are affiliated to AKTU of which 168 colleges are located in Greater Noida and Ghaziabad.

According to Sahay, students have opted for top colleges in Lucknow, Jhansi and Greater Noida.

“Based on the observations of the choice lock system, colleges such as IT College in Lucknow, Bundelkhand Institute of Technology in Jhansi, JSS College, JIT College, AKG College and Galgotia College in Greater Noida are the top choices among students,” he added.

The registration for second round of counselling will end on July 5.

First Published: Jul 03, 2017 23:11 IST