The provisional merit list for engineering and pharmacy degree and diploma courses in the state was re-released on Monday, 18th June, 2012. With the addition of 1,529 names, the list has swollen to 58,182 applicants. The first round of choice filling for 51,642 engineering degree seats and 5,435 pharmacy degree seats will begin on Tuesday, 19th June and end on Wednesday, 20th June. As many as 61,019 students had registered for the courses. However, following document verification, only 59,540 were found eligible. Over 1,300 students had submitted mismatched data.
ACPC had announced the provisional merit list last Wednesday but a new merit list was necessitated due to mistakes on the part of some students as well as Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB), ACPC officials said. According to them, many students filled the registration form, but did not press the submit button. As a result they did not get the acknowledgement receipt. Also, many students suffered due to GSHSEBs error. They were shown as failed due to a technical error even as they had received their mark sheet as passed.
Member secretary (ACPC) M N Patel said, GSHSEB will hand across the final CD containing correct information about applicants on Tuesday, 19th June, 2012. ACPC draws up three lists for GSHSEB, CBSE and ICSE students. Following the revised list, there are 54,371 GSHSEB applicants. As many as 3,034 CBSE applicants will vie for 2,240 engineering seats while 411 ICSE applicants will vie for 293 engineering seats.
The remaining applicants will be admitted to pharmacy, the officials added. Patel added, There are several students from industrial training institutes (ITI) who claim that they should be considered for admission as the state government has stated that their certificates are equivalent to Std XII results. However, they cannot be eligible because it is necessary to excel in physics, chemistry and mathematics. And math is a weak point with ITIs.
Forms for PG Courses:
Forms for post-graduate degree in engineering will be available from 25th June. Tests, probably online, will be held on 7th and 8th July. Results will be out on 16th July. From 20th to 28th July, counselling sessions will be held and academic session will begin on 30th July. Last year, there were 2,609 seats which have risen to 3,749 this year. Mean while, over 1.14 lakh booklets were distributed for diploma engineering courses. However, only 1.02 lakh students have submitted documents for verification. They are applying for 55,183 seats in 96 polytechnic colleges in the state.
Courtesy: Times of India