Tuesday, June 17, 2008
The counselling of successful candidates of the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) scheduled to start Saturday has been postponed to June 24. The counselling was to start at 18 centres across the country. The off-campus counselling will now start June 23 while the on-campus, which was scheduled June 30, will start July 4, said a statement from Central Counselling Board, the apex decision making body for AIEEE counselling..In a major relief to the students, it has been decided to waive off the requirement of physical presence of student at a college after seat allotments.Now once an institute is allotted to him, a student would not need to rush to the institute for reporting as it can be done through his nearest designated counselling centre.The Human Resource Development Ministry(MHRD) has decided abolish the quota system for different states in 50 per cent seats of National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and engineering colleges across the country - admissions in which are done through All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE).The AIEEE is conducted by CBSE under the supervision of the ministry. Over 95,000 candidates were called for counselling to fill 17,000 seats in 40 colleges across the country. Earlier, 50 per cent in an NIT were filled by the eligible candidates who have passed plus two exams from that the state where that particular NIT is situated.