Officials say they are in the process of preparing the schedules
The rank list for architecture aspirants in the State, released on Friday, has left students anxious and confused.
The reason — it does not specify any dates for counselling.
On Friday, around 9.30 p.m., when the rank list was put up, students could see their scores and ranks. However, the dates and slots of counselling were not mentioned as they usually are.
“Isn’t the purpose of a rank list to tell students when their admission day is? How are we to know when we need to go to the University for counselling?” said Reetha Krishna, a student.
The schedule was important for students who had to plan their travel as architecture admissions are in full swing in other States, she said.
Many candidates have been worried as they want to keep the engineering option open.
“I have blocked a seat by paying Rs. 5,000. I don’t want to lose the money. It would help if I get to know when my architecture admission date is,” said Arhita Sarma, another aspirant. “It would also help me plan because there is no other way of knowing how close the cut-offs are. Last year, the first 60 students did not turn up for counselling. If we have the dates soon, we can at least know where we stand.”
Students who called on helplines to enquire about the date were told the dates would be put up next week.
But officials when contacted said they were in the process of uploading counselling dates and schedules. “Since we had to look at the data of students who had applied for both engineering and architecture and give them dates that didn’t coincide, it took a little while. The dates will be uploaded soon,” said an official.
Architecture is one of the few professional courses in the State which has an entrance test. Students have to take the national aptitude test conducted by the council of architecture. For admissions, a student’s score in the test accounts for 50 per cent, and the remaining score is based on the performance in class XII.
Over 2,600 students have applied for nearly 2,000 architecture seats in the State.