Wednesday, June 03, 2009

UPTU 2009

In the UP State Engineering Entrance Examination — the results of which were declared on Sunday — students from Kanpur dominated the merit list with 17 of them making their way in the top 100.Varanasi came a distant second with 10 students from the holy city making their mark in the merit list of 10 different courses. While students from nation’s capital Delhi also made it to the merit list with nine students, state capital Lucknow managed to get only four students in the coveted list. Shubham Toshniwal of Agra topped in BTech while Anuj Singh of Shahajahanpur in the Bpharma. The list of toppers in different streams included students from Bijnore and moradabad, too.Ashima Vishnoi of Bijnor topped in the Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (BHMCT) category, while the first rank in BTech (BSc) was held by Swami Nath Yadav of Mau district. Likewise, Mohammad Azharuddin and Ayush Agarwal topped in MBA and MCA streams. The results were uploaded on the websites: and The counselling would be held after the counselling for JEE and AIEEE would be over.The number of students taking up UPTU seems to have stabilised. While some 2.62 lakh students appeared in SEE last year, their number rose to 2.72 lakh this year.But the cause of concern was low appearance of students in MCA category. Only 20,773 students appeared in the stream.The examination was conducted in some 31 centres including some in the six cities outside the state -- Bhopal, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Roorkee, Jaipur and Delhi.77 out of 100 toppers declared in the entrance test for various professional streams were boys. The fairer sex could manage to post its presence on 23 spots.In fact, but for one out of the 10 streams of professional courses, the first rank holder were boys. Ashima Vishnoi of Bijnor was the only girl who stood first in the entrance examination for Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (BHMCT).Delhi guys fared better: nine candidates managed to register their names in the toppers' list. In fact, topper of Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) and Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharma) (diploma holder) -- Yogesh Sharma and Harinder Singh respectively -- were from the national capital. The performance of girls from Delhi was better. Out of the nine toppers from Delhi, six were girls.There were five candidates each from Varanasi and Ghaziabad making it to the toppers' chart. Four students were from Agra. Candidates from Allahabad too did substantially well especially in the BTech (diploma holder) as four students including the topper, Deepak Mishra, were from Allahabad.Students from smaller towns like Moradabad, Shahjahanpur, Lakhimpur Kheri and Mau too made their presence felt in the SEE. The first rank holder in BPharma and MCA category -- Anuj Singh and Ayush Agarwal respectively -- are from Shahjahanpur and Moradabad. Likewise, two candidates from Lakhimpur Kheri -- Aseem Misra and Devanshu Pandey -- made it to the top 10 positions in the MBA stream.

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