300 candidates to be called on first day

HYDERABAD: Around 55,000 seats would be on offer at the ICET counselling beginning on Wednesday.

The counselling would be inaugurated by Minister for Technical Education R. Chenga Reddy at 11 a.m. at the PGRR Centre for Distance Education, Osmania University. ICET-2008 Convener D.N. Reddy said that only 300 candidates have been called on the first day and the first phase would be completed by July 20. Last year, 17,000 MBA seats were available in 381 colleges and 26,000 MCA seats in 521 colleges. This year 29 new MCA colleges and 13 new MBA colleges got permission to offer the course.

Scratch card

He said every candidate attending counselling would get a scratch card containing a password using which they could update their choice of colleges and the courses after the first phase. The facility would be open from July 25 to 30 for practice for the candidates and from August 2 to 15 they can actually give their options as many times as they want. Prof. Reddy said the allotment would be done on August 16 and candidates can download the allotment letter from the website to present it at the college.

Notification

He said a detailed notification with instructions on the usage of the scratch card, websites and how to choose the options would be issued after the first phase of counselling to guide the candidates.