Engineering aspirants in the state seem to have overcome their post recession fear
against computer science courses.
Engineering aspirants in the state seem to have overcome
their post recession fear against computer science courses. CSE that has a very
few takers after the 2007 global meltdown, is one of the most preferred courses
this year. While a total of 16, 600 seats were filled in the stream (first phase)
last year, this year about 30, 800 students have lapped up CSE admission so far.
Even more sought after courses like electrical and electronic engineering have just
about 18, 900 takers after the first phase of counselling.
Even the preference data of the first phase of counselling indicate that more number
of students could opt for computer science in the next phase. As per the web counselling
guidelines, students can opt for a course of their choice in as many colleges as
they want in any order of preference. This list is used even for the second phase
In this year's order of preference, electrical and electronics engineering had less
takers than computer science engineering. Counselling officials said that the rise
in number of students going in for computer science course could be the direct impact
of good placements the students from the stream got in the academic year 2010-11.
"Most of the top colleges could bag 100% placements for students pursuing computer
science last year. This has naturally increased the demand for CSE. So this year
the course would attract more students, " said Vijayakumar, in-charge counselling
officer with Eamcet.
According to officials, even students who have cleared IIT-JEE have opted for computer
science this year. "Some of the top rankers themselves have opted for this course
in IITs. This shows that there is still a market for computer science, " he said.
According to the official, several colleges have also asked for an increase in their
seat share for computer science.
Officials said that the number of takers for computer and IT courses could
increase in the second phase of counselling, that is beginning on September 3. "There
are more seats available in these streams even now and in the next phase admissions
would take place in just the most popular courses, " said an official.
Courtesy: Times of India