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RTU starts admission process, offers 26 branches

by RajasthanDirect
Jun 10, 2013

With the announcement of the RPET (Rajasthan Pre Engineering Test) results, the race for admissions into top engineering colleges affiliated to the Rajasthan Technical University has begun.

The process will commence from June 10 and the session will begin from August 1. “The seat matrix of affiliated colleges has been completed much in advance this year and we are hoping to begin the session on time,” said R P Yadav, vice-chancellor, RTU.

RTU offers courses in 26 branches. Leading the pack is electronics and communication (EC) which continues to be the most sought-after course among aspiring engineers with a maximum of 14,500 seats. Computer science, another favourite, is lagging behind with 11,453 seats.

Earlier given a cold shoulder by meritorious students, the core branches have witnessed a gradual rise in popularity due to opening up of various attractive career options.

In over 150 engineering colleges under the RTU, 61,000 seats are up for grabs. Of these colleges, 27 are evening colleges that can accommodate 12% of the total student strength at the varsity.

Like previous years, the biggest challenge for the university remains to get maximum seats filled when a sizeable number of bright students opt to migrate to Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh for engineering studies.

Many colleges are busy refurbishing the infrastructure to make their campus more attractive while others are busy recruiting faculty. Since RTU has been monitoring the status of teachers in each college, authorities are trying hard to meet the faculty standards before the commencement of the academic session.

Aparna Shekawat, spokesperson of IIMET (International Institute of Management, Enginering & Technology) said, “We are organizing free counselling for students in our campus to suggest students on most suitable branches for them.”

A section of students are also eyeing diploma certificate courses in different branches of engineering for an early placement.

These diploma programmes have become popular among students as they help youngsters start early in their career, get attractive pay packages besides being more industry oriented.

src: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/jaipur/Rajasthan-Technical-University-begins-admission-process-core-branches-emerge-favourites/articleshow/20514491.cms

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