The results of Andhra University Common Entrance Test (AUCET) and AU Engineering Entrance Test (AUEET) were released by Rector PVGD Prasada Reddy here on Thursday.
The tests were conducted in 17 science subjects and 19 arts subjects for admission into different PG courses and for two 5-year MS programmes and 5-year dual degree courses being offered by Andhra University and Dr. Ambedkar University (Etcherla).
Giving details to the media, Prof. Prasada Reddy said that a total of 24,777 candidates including 12,239 in science, 7,784 arts, 313 for M.S. programmes appeared for AUCET 2012 and 4,441 for AUEET 2012 (for the 5-year dual degree programme).
The entrance tests had commenced on April 26 and concluded on May 1. This year the engineering entrance test was separated from AUCET. He said that the first batch of 5-year integrated engineering course, introduced by Andhra University five years ago, would be passing out this year. Each student has got three job offers and this has pushed up the demand for the course.
K. Syamala secured the highest marks among all tests in arts, commerce and management courses and also among all women by securing 82.75 out of 90 in Telugu. Dadi Usha Sowjanya has secured the highest marks among all the tests of science courses put together by securing 78.75 out of 90 in Microbiology.
G. Satya Sai Krishna Priya with 76.50 out of 90 was top ranker in the entrance tests for the 5-year Integrated Dual Degree programme in engineering.
Prof. Prasada Reddy said that the results were released in a record time of just one day after the conclusion of the entrance test.
He said that students of other universities, whose results have not yet been announced, could also seek admission into various courses based on their ranks in the entrance test. They would, however, have to produce their certificate of their qualifying examination before the start of the second counselling for admissions were held.
The counselling for admission into various courses of AUCET would commence on May 31 and for admission into courses through AUEET on May 16. The rank cards and counselling schedule have been sent to the candidates. The results and rank cards could also be downloaded from the websites www.andhrauniversity.info/doa , www.aucet.sssolutions.co.in and www.aueet.sssolutions.co.in .
Registrar in-charge K. Samrajyalakshmi and Director of AU Directorate of Admissions O. Aniel Kumar and others were present.