Varre Aditya Vardhan of the Narayana Srichaitanya Junior College, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, secured the first rank in the VIT Engineering Entrance Examination (VITEEE) 2014, conducted by VIT University, Vellore, last month for admission to 3,500 seats in 13 B.Tech. programmes on its Vellore campus and 500 seats in five B.Tech. programmes on the Chennai campus.

According to a VIT release, 1,84,483 candidates took the test across 112 Indian cities and in Dubai from April 9 to 20. Releasing the results on Thursday, G. Viswanathan, VIT Chancellor, said students from Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, Mumbai, Shimla and Ahmedabad bagged the first 10 ranks. Mayank Sharan from Jharkhand secured the second rank“Our admission is merit-based, being based on the marks secured by the candidates in the entrance examination which we conduct,” he said.

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Counselling for admissions would be held on May 19 for ranks up to 8,000, on May 20 (for ranks 8,001 to 12,000), on May 21 (ranks 12,001 to 16,000) and on May 22 (16,001 to 20,000). Counselling would be held at the Vellore and Chennai campuses.