VIT University has yet again created history with a whopping 2.12 lakh set to appear for VIT Engineering Entrance Examination 2016.
This year, the university has registered 2,12,238 students for VITEEE, whereas the number was 2,02,406 last year. In addition, this year the university also received 9,832 more applications, which shows the brand’s reputation among students across the nation.
Announcing the results at a press conference in VIT University Founder & Chancellor, Dr. G. Viswanathan said that the university’s record placement this year and its thrust to create innovation in academics had propelled the increase in patronage among students, especially from the Northern part of India and non-resident Indians.
Among the prominent states in India, Uttar Pradesh tops the chart with 32,947 registrations, which includes 27,246 male applicants and 5,701 female applicants. Second on the list is Andhra Pradesh with 27,427 registrations followed by Bihar with 18,463, Maharashtra with 15,584 and Telangana with 14,476 and Tamil Nadu with 13,867 registration.
As per the centre-wise calculations, while Delhi registered 15,101, Hyderabad has registered 14,377 candidates, Kota has registered 10,506, Vijayawada has 8,811 candidates, and Patna has registered 8,407. Chennai has registered 6,530 candidates and Vellore 2,361.
About VIT Engineering Entrance Examination (VITEEE)
VIT Engineering Entrance Examination (VITEEE) is to be held as Computer-Based Test from 6th April to 17th April 2016, in 118 cities across India, besides Dubai, Kuwait and Muscat for admission to B.Tech programmes offered by VIT University, Vellore and Chennai.
Dr.G. Viswanathan also said that the university would announce VITEEE results on or before 29th April in www.vit.ac.in.
The counselling for admissions will begin from 9th to 12th May, 2016, with each day divided by the ranks in ascending order. The counselling for those with ranks up to 8,000 will be held on 9th May followed by those with ranks up to 12,000 on the 10th. Ranks up to 16,000 will sit for counseling on 11th May and those with ranks up to 20,000 will sit on 12th May 2016.
Scholarship under GV School Development Programme
To help deserving students get high quality education at VIT, the university has instituted special scholarships. Dr Viswanathan said that Central and State board toppers would get 100 per cent fee waiver for all four years.
“VITEEE ranks holders upto 10,000 will be given Rs 50,000 scholarship for all the four years. While those ranked upto 20,000 will get a scholarship of Rs 25,000 for all four years,” he said.
STARS (Supporting the advancement of Rural Students)
To encourage more Tamil Nadu students to study in VIT, the university has been offering 100 per cent waiver in tuition fee and exemption from hostel fee for two plus two toppers from each district in the state under the Supporting the Advancement of Rural Students (STARS) scheme.
“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.
Speaking about the need for reforms in higher education, Dr Viswanathan, who heads the Education Promotion Society of India (EPSI), said that their society submitted recommendation to the union human resource development ministry (MHRD) urging it to award autonomous status to more colleges in the country. “We also want to do away with stringent regulations and excessive controls, which encourage corruption in the education system,” he said.
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