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How to snag a top job. (Placement guide for a first year engineering student at NIT)

So you’ve slogged for 4 years for that B.Tech degree..how do you land that shiny post in a top firm that make your parents distribute laddoos in the neighbourhood?

1) A decent CGPA – if you can make it to 9, good for you! you are awesome and you’l definitely land that top job (you’l also land fully funded M.S programs abroad – and most 9 pointers I know don’t miss out on an amazing opportunity to enhance their careers this way)

A CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) in the 8/10 range too isn’t bad. Confidence and Extracurricular skillls will make you a winner at those campus placements.

For those with a 7/10 CGPA – not to worry, you will get a job too. You have what it takes to get into an NIT, hence companies know you are good. But I do not guarantee job satisfaction. And it might cost you a lot of waiting and worrying before you land that job.

2) Good internships/industrial training – Snagging a summer internship is a very difficult affair. It takes a lot of hard work consisting of google-searches, phone-calls and ass-kissing to get a decent internship. Hence the fact that you have done one (or two) will add a lot of gloss to your resume.

3)Extracurricular activities/certificates – An engineer needs to be good at getting stuff done. He has to know how to apply his theoretical knowledge in the real world. College activities give one a lot of scope to explore one’s personality and answer those tough interview questions like – “What are your strengths and weaknesses?”. I cannon emphasize how important organizing and taking part in college clubs, fests, technical events can be to enhhance your job-worthiness.

4)Communication skills – work on your English. You may be awesome, but you have to be able to communicate that to the interviewer and there is nothing like a fluent, confident young gun to impress your panel.Furthermore, most companies stress on a GD or group discussion session to select top students to be interviewed for appropriate placement in a job profile.

5)Aptitude Tests – the dreaded ‘Apti’s are the first step to snagging an interview at campus placements. CAT MCQs, puzzles, brain teasers, word games etc..its good to start practicing early. Also one needs to brush up on one’s general knowledge and read the newspaper regularly. This will help you understand the job scenario, as well as help you speak in the group discussions.

July 18, 2012 Posted by | career, counselling, IITJEE, job opportunities, job search, NITW, placement, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

VIT 3rd Counselling cancelled

according to http://www.vit.ac.in/

 

 

Vellore Institute of

Technology

 

III Phase of Counselling

 

scheduled on
1st July 2009 (Wednesday)

 

 

 

Cancelled.

 

Notice from official website –

BIOINFORMATICS — 99 seats
BIO – MEDICAL – — 44 seats
After the II Phase of Counselling held on 26th June 2009, seats are vacant in the above branches only. In all other branches the seats are filled up. If you are interested in joining please send the order of preference between these two programmes.

Rank holders of VITEEE-2009, who have secured upto 18000 may kindly send their consent letter through Fax: 0416 2245544 / 2240411, to the Admissions Officer, in the following format, along with the photo copy of the DD for Rs.30,000/-, drawn in favour of “VIT University” payable at Vellore, so as to reach us on or before 1st July 2009 by 5 pm.

Candidates who have responded before the deadline will be selected based on their VITEEE-2009 Rank. The selected candidates will be informed on 3rd July 2009.

The selected candidates have to pay the full tuition fee for Rs. 92,000/- on 9th July 2009 and they have to join the classes on 10th July 2009.

For Hostel Accommodation please see the information brochure page no.15

Further the requisite form is provided on the official site.

For further details contact, Admissions Office, 0416-2202125/2202168

June 27, 2009 Posted by | career, counselling, engineering, VIT | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Electronics vs Electrical engineering

Electronics

 

Electrical

scope of study

Design and building electronic circuits based on
the flow of charge through different materials

 

transmission and generation of electrical power,
electrical circuit design, electronics, instrumentation, control system,
understanding electrical and electronic networks etc.,

 

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design, develop, test and oversee development of electronic systems.


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manufacturing of electronic gadgets and devices.

 



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design and develop electrical systems


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research new and innovative designs and
system


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supervise and plan manufacturing process of
high end electrical systems

 

type of industry



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Consumer electronics


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Telecommunication


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IT


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Health care


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Other public sector industries like
petroleum, steel and chemical

 



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Consumer and Industrial Electrical equipment
and systems manufacturing


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Power generation and transmission


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Telecommunication


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IT


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Health care equipment manufacturing industry


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petroleum, steel and chemical industry.


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Research and design

 

specific skills required

good logical and mental capability to understand
and adapt to the new and changing concepts.

 

good logical and mental capability coupled with
strong analytical skill and attention to detail.

should be able to grasp and adapt to new and changing concepts.

 

curriculum topics



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Maths


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Circuits


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Digital design


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Control system


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Microprocessor systems


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Signals and systems

 



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Maths


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Physics


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Electronics


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Thermodynamics


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Electrical machines and design


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Instrumentation


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Electrical network and communication
systems.


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Power and control systems

 

core subject strength

good knowledge of physics and maths

 

good knowledge of physics and maths

 


specialisations available



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control
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communication systems


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instrumentation


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signal
processing


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computer
networking


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biomedical


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nanotechnology




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power engineering


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control engineering


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electronics engineering


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microelectronics


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signal processing


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telecommunications engineering


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instrumentation engineering


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computer engineering


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mechatronics


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biomedical

 

June 26, 2009 Posted by | AIEEE, Biotechnology, career, counselling, engineering | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Civil vs Mechanical

Civil

 

Mechanical

scope of study

designing, constructing and supervising new and
old structures viz., roads, buildings, airports, bridges, water supply
systems etc.,

 

Design and develop machines
based on the knowledge of movement and the power / energy that is involved.

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design, supervision and construction of structures.


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calculating the cost involved, safety of the structure and potential
environmental risks.


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Design and control of system that goes into
the process of manufacturing the machinery and product.


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Testing new systems


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Quality management and improvement


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Marketing products and systems

 

type of industry



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building and construction


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private consulting firms


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Power


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Aeronautical


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Biotechnology

 

specific skills required

good logical and mental capability, problem
solving skills and ability to grasp new concepts are very essential to be a
good civil engineer.

should be able to express yourself using figures and words.

 

good technical and communication skill coupled
with logical capability to interpret complex and changing concepts.

curriculum topics



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structures


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foundation


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construction


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environment


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irrigation


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hydraulics


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surveying


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soil analysis

 



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Physics


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Thermodynamics


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Fluid mechanics


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Machine tool design


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Heat transfer etc.,


core subject strength

good knowledge of maths.

 

good knowledge of maths and physics

 


specialisations available



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Structural Engineering

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Bridge Engineering

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Construction Engineering

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Geo-Technical Engineering

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Hydraulic Engineering

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Material Science

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Nanotechnology

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Pile Engineering

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Surveying

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Timber Engineering

 


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Environmental Engineering


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Transportation Engineering

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Highway Engineering

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Railroad Engineering

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Port and Harbour Engineering

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Airport Engineering

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Water Resource Engineering

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Image Processing and GIS



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automobile engineering


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biomedical engineering


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environmental engineering


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nuclear engineering


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nanotechnology


June 26, 2009 Posted by | AIEEE, Biotechnology, career, counselling, engineering, IITJEE | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

B.Sc vs B.tech degree

 

 

B.Sc

 

 

B.Tech / B.E.

 

years of study

 

3-4 years

 

4-5 years

 

study focus

 

Basic science (pure science).

 

Applied science (technical / technological).

 

content

 

Broad and theoretical science.

 

Practical and technical science.

 

flexibility

 

The
content is general with no specific changes / option for selecting a
specialisation.

You need to do M.Sc / M.Tech / M.E /
MBA.
for specialisation.

 

It’s
designed on individual field of engineering with an option to choose further
specialisation / elective, in the final year, under your chosen field.

This helps you focus on your specific area of interest.

 

 

route to higher studies

 


Science & Research

 

B.Sc

 

 

M.Sc

 

 

Doctorate

 


Management

 

B.Sc

 

 

MBA / P.G. Diploma

 

 


Engineering

 

B.Sc

 

 

M.Sc

 

 

M.Tech / M.E

 

 


Engineering & Research

 

B.Tech / B.E

 

 

M.Tech / M.E

 

 

Doctorate

 


Management

 

B.Tech

 

 

MBA / P.G. Diploma

 

 

curriculum rigour

 

Comfortable.

Students need to be good with Science and maths subjects.

 

 

Tough and demanding.

Students need to be excellent in Science, especially Maths subjects.

 

 


career prospects

 

LOW – since the course is general in nature, you
need to complete M.Sc to get a good start to your career.

 

GOOD – the choice of engineering discipline +
further specialisation under it gives an edge to choose and follow your
career goals in that segment

 

However, for better and higher career prospects
M.Tech /
MBA is recommended.

 

 

which to choose?

 

If
you are comfortable with basic science and are more inclined to
non-technical aspects of science, B.Sc is a good choice, and coupled with
M.Sc you can make good progress in your career.

 

 

If you are interested in the technical side of
science, designs, calculations etc., and ready to do take on a demanding and
challenging route, B.Tech is the right choice
.

 

 

higher studies /
combination degrees

 

If you are interested in research work, you may
do Masters (MSc) and then PhD.

If you are interested in management stuff, go for an MBA after B.Sc.

(See
– MBA
)

 

 

If core engineering stuff is your forte /
research work, you may do your Masters (M.Tech / M.E) and later PhD.

If management and business interests you, go for an MBA after B.Tech / B.E.

 

 

studying abroad

 

You
need to complete your Masters (M.Sc).

 

 

B.Tech / B.E. is sufficient.

 

 

June 25, 2009 Posted by | after 10th, AIEEE, AIR, Biotechnology, career, counselling, IITJEE, NITW | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

NIT Warangal – What to pack for hostel?

Yipee! Glorious NITW life beacons..but hey!? WHAT SHOULD I PACK FOR HOSTEL??

 Don’t worry … E.E will help you out :)..Here are the bare essentials :

  1. Mattress for the metal cot that will be provided.
    In the hostel room will be provided a metal cot, a table and a cupboard(with or without a door), one tubelight, 4 switchboards, 2 fans. The windows have  a mesh or screen to keep out the mosquitoes.
    Vendors selling Mattresses at nominal rates (Rs 200-300 – depending on how well you bargain)sit outside the Hostel Office from the Registration days till 1st day of college.
    Also you’ll find Airtel, Vodafone etc.  people selling SIM cards, plans etc. 
  2. Bucket and Mug
    For the first year girls Last Year, 4 bathrooms , 3 toilets and 2 basins had to be shared between 32 girls. This year , life will be a lot more comfortable for the guys, since the New Mega Hostels are ready to be ocupied! The New Girls Hostels are under construction and will be ready by next year…
  3. Your Clothes ofcourse and hardy shoes- Girls – remember to pack in all your Salwar Kameezes, get some stitched if you don’t have any..heed my advice,you’ll be thankful later! – Guys – Take out those formal striped shirts and trousers, no not the jeans , the cloth material stuff.
  4. The usual toiletries – soap, shampoo, clothes washing soap(get the cheap varieties-the washing ladies are not all that sincere), maybe Prill Dishwash liquid, Odomos – Is Absolutely Necessary if you are sensitive to mosquitoes.
    There are several washing ladies in the girls hostel. They charge Rs.60/month to wash your clothes everyday. You need to put your dirty laundry and soap/detergent in your bucket(you need to write your name on the bucket) and place it outside your door before locking up your room for college. The washing lady you Recruit(..lol..eng’neerin coll terminology) will wash your clothes and put in to dry on the clothesline in fronth of your room.
    The Ironing Man takes in youer clothes once every 3 days.
  5. You might want to get a plate, glass , bowl.
    The Messes provide 3 meals a day + tea in the evenings. Saturday night no dinner is served, its called “Dry Mess”. And college students get pretty hungry.. You’l need your utensils to serve the very  famous Maggi, we people seem to survive on :).

IMPT – There are several supermarkets and shops at walking distance from the campus to buy all these Bare Essentials.. I would advise you to buy whatever you can from Warangal. Get just the most essential items from home.. cause even then, I’m predicting, your suitcases’ll be pretty heavy :).

Also, keep in mind, at the end of the year, you need to vacate your rooms. Yea! thats right..you have to carry your stuff home or leave it in trunks in the “cloak  room”..

June 23, 2009 Posted by | AIEEE, Andhra Pradesh, career, counselling, NITW | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

NIT Warangal – Getting there

NITW entrance

NITW entrance

The deemed university.. ‘The’ National Institute of Technology, Warangal is about 10 minutes distance from Kazipet station.
It takes about 30 minutes from Warangal station.

Kazipet Junction

Kazipet Junction

Warangal was the capital city of the Kakatiya Dynasty. There are tens and hundreds of beautiful temples crammed all about the city to soothe your mums strained nerves :).

The Thousand-Pillar Temple

The Thousand-Pillar Temple

The road to the institute from Kazipet is lined with several small shops,bakeries (only the ‘cold’ pinapple pastries are any good), passing over a flyover, at the end of which, a right turn will take you to a very good St.Anne’s hospital run by nuns. Further ahead right turns will take you to a dargah , another right turn leading to a church. Then, a left turn will take you to Waddepali lake and temple.

Warning to all prospective students – The Rickshaw drivers are atrocious cheaters – They should be paid only Rs. 30-35 for the journey, with luggage, till inside the NIT campus. You can ask you to drop you till the NIT auditorium or Girls/Boys Hostel. The drivers are all mostly aware of the layout of the campus.

Rickshaw charges are otherwise- Rs. 4-6 per person…the rickshaw stops along the way picking passengers travelling to the same destination. You also have the option of taking a Rick ‘direct’ , ie. only you will travel in the rick. You have to say for ex. ” Hanumakonda chowrasta- DIRECT” . The Rick driver will charge you around Rs 20 for the journey.
Hanumakonda chowrasta, anyway, is the chief shopping centre NIT studdents go to. It is Rs. 6/person away from the NIT campus. Trinethra super market and ‘Reliance Fresh’ is Rs.4/person away. ‘Suprabha’ 5-star hotel and ‘Mitra’ hotelis Rs.5-6 away. Continue reading

June 22, 2009 Posted by | AIEEE, Andhra Pradesh, career, counselling | , , , , | Leave a comment

VIT counselling procedure

VIT counselling procedure

The Vellore Institute of Technology – Beautiful campus, well-equiped classrooms and laboratories, large cafeterias, shopping areas, glossy brochures – very rude,unhelpful people- the place stunk of lavishness, including the students. We paid Rs30,000 just to attend the counselling. That was more than the entire admission fees and semester fees I paid at NITW ( Rs 27,000 app.). And this amount was forfeited, unlike in the IITs where counselling fees are returned if a student does not take admission in the IIT.

There were several hotels some distance from the campus,several eateries on and around the campus.

The counselling procedure consists of dozens of steps and procedures that included a medical check-up where we were made to do everything from getting ourselves weighed, height, vision checked, gulping down de-worming tablets, getting a picture clicked to allowing the nurses to inject needles into our arm to draw blood samples and peeing on strips of paper for god-only-knows-what purpose! A bus outside the medical centre gave prospective students and parents a tour of the campus of the classrooms,libraries etc.

It invoved a lot of moving around , the usual verification,visiting the photocopier shops, until finally we were allowed into the computer room, to select our choice of branch.Thankfully they had provided us with a flier listing the various steps. We had to follow the line according to roll no order as we were led around.And just when we seemed to be at the end of our ordeal they declared the lunch break from about 1-2.30 or 2-2.30 ,I can’t remember.

There were about 5000 seats available I think but only about 60% of these got filled up at the end of the 1st round of counselling ,till VITEEE AIR of 6000. Hence invariably the next set of students, of AIR more than 6000 are given calls to come for counsellling.Courses like Bioinformatics, Biotechnology and Biomedical Engineering seats though, get alloted to students almost immediately, on the first day of counselling itself.After these the computer sciences, electrical, chemical branche allotments drag on for days.I found out from some friend that even up to AIR 26,000 had got a seat in VIT.

The procedure after lunch was pretty straightforward and finally we could go back to our hotel.

May 19, 2009 Posted by | career, counselling, engineering, IITJEE, Tamil Nadu, VIT | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

AIEEE counselling procedure …

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My AIEEE result was out last year on June 3rd. According to the information brocure online( I’d registered online for the exam) I was to attend counselling on 6th July. Off – campus counselling was to be held from June 23rd to 29th . WHile the on-campus one was to begin on July 4th for AIR 1- 5000, July 5th for AIR 5000- 10,000 and so on.

The off -campus counselling was kind of like a dress rehearsal to the main on-campus counselling.

On-Campus ie. counselling in the campus of the NIT of the state from where you gave your exam, involves waiting for your turn in a big hall, after requisite identity verifications , signing of documents selecting prioritywise a list of college and branch on the computer in the hall.

This procedure may vary from NIT to NIT but in NIT Nagpur or VNIT as its called it was like this. There was also a big sceen on which the most recent status of seats available was visible . By recent I mean the number of seats left after allocation of seats to students who attended counselling on the previous day. This seat status is available on the official website everyday as well, updated after 4pm when counselling for a certain day is done.

You should come prepared to stay the night in the counselling city, your seat allocation is displayed the next day on the counselling campus as well as on the official website. I had to then take a printout from the website of my allotment. Now remember, THE COLLEGE THAT YOU ARE NOW ALLOTED CANNOT BE CHANGED. If you want some other AIEEE college you’l have to wait for counselling next year .

Withen a certain date I was instructed to go to the NIT I waas alloted to fill my fees and take admission. Suppose you don’t turn up within this time to pay your fees, your admission is cancelled. Your seat is given to somone who opted for form 2 during counselling.

So, well in the off-campus counselling, comfortably from your home (you need net connection at home ofcourse) you have to register for on-campus counselling. Then you are shown the same computer screen you will see in the counselling hall when you will punch in your final choices.You can type in your priority list( if you read my posts regularly you’d have already made this list) .

The next day the computer will tell you what college and branch you will be alloted based on your priority list. You can immediately make changes to your list , the next day the computer will again tell you which college you will be alloted based on your modified priority list. REMEMBER, THIS PRIORITY LIST IS IN NO WAY RELATED TO THE LIST YOU TYPE IN DURING ON-CAMPUS COUNSELLING. You may change your list altogether or type in the same list again during on-campus.

May 15, 2009 Posted by | AIEEE, AIR, Biotechnology, counselling, IITJEE, IITJEEE, NITW | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment