Special Correspondent

HYDERABAD: Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) was the hot favourite for students on the first day of the engineering counselling that began on Thursday in six centres across Andhra Pradesh. While the first five rankers in the EAMCET did not attend, sixth ranker Y. Raghavender got the first opportunity to choose. He opted for ECE in Osmania University College of Engineering (OUCE). Minister for Technical Education R. Chenga Reddy handed over the allotment letter to him.

Among the top 100 rankers of which only 38 preferred to attend, 32 students got admitted to ECE while six opted for Computer Science Engineering (CSE).