A total of 1,93,790 candidates have registered for VIT Engineering Entrance Examination (VITEEE) to be held in the form of a Computer-Based Test [CBT] from April 9 to 20, 2014, for admission into the B.Tech. programmes offered by VIT University, Vellore. This year, the CBT would be organized not only in India, but also in Dubai and Kuwait and the number of Entrance Examination Cites (Centre) are 112 Cities (137 Centres).
According to the Founder and Chancellor, Dr G. Viswanathan, the swelling demand for the programmes from students based in these Middle-Eastern countries has led VIT University to branch out. Among the prominent centres in India, Andhra Pradesh tops the chart with 37,298 registrations which includes 29,606 male students. Second on the list is Uttar Pradesh with 28,337 registrations followed by Bihar with 18,861, Maharashtra with 14,801 and Rajasthan with 12,839 and Tamil Nadu with 12,555 registrations.
While Hyderabad has registered 13,983 candidates, Delhi has registered 13270, Kota has registered 10,461, Patna has registered 9,669, Vijayawada has 8,913 candidates. Chennai has registered 5,844 candidates and Vellore 2,301. The results will be announced on or before April 28, 2014, at various websites including; www.vit.ac.in, www.schools9.com, www.indiaresults.com, www.minglebox.com, www.shiksha.com, www.bharathedu.com, www.examresults.net.
The counseling for admissions will begin from May 19 to 22, 2014, with each day divided by the ranks in ascending order. Dr G. Viswanathan said, “The counseling for those with ranks up to 8000 will be held on May 19, followed by those with ranks up to 12,000 on the 20th. Ranks up to 16000 will sit for counseling on May 21; and those with ranks up to 20,000 will sit on May 22.”
There are also special scholarship provisions for students. The Chancellor said that Central and State board toppers will be awarded a 100 per cent fee waiver for all four years. “VITEEE ranks holders between 1 and 50 will be given 75 per cent fee waiver, while those in the bracket of 51 to 100 will be given 50 per cent and between 101 and 1,000 will be given a 25 per cent tuition fee waiver,” he said.
The Chancellor also added that plus two toppers among students (one boy and one girl) from government schools in rural areas in each district of Tamil Nadu will appearing for VITEEE and secure top marks will be given 100 per cent tuition fee waiver and full exemption from hostel and mess fee under the unique STAR (Supporting the Advancement of Rural Students) programme. “This effort has been made to ensure that high scorers from each district who have poor economic background get their due and are given the best of education,” said the Chancellor.
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