Students aspiring to join Engineering colleges will get text messages on their mobiles on Friday night with information on the allotment of the course and the college.
The process of allotments will be completed by evening on that day and students will be sent information on the mobile numbers registered by them during the certificate verification. The Camp Officer of EAMCET admissions, Raghunath said that students can log on ‘http://apeamcet.nic.in’ and download the allotment letter. The letter will also have a bank challan form indicating the fee amount to be paid. The fee can be paid at any of the Andhra Bank or Indian Bank branches in the State.
After paying the fee, students have to report at the allotted college before September 20 failing which they will lose the seat. Candidates who don’t wish to join the allotted college don’t have to pay the fee but they can still attend the second phase of counselling that is likely to start on September 28 or 29.
Meanwhile, about 350 students who attended the certificate verification did not choose any options. Dr. Raghunath said that 1,37,266 candidates attended certificate verification but only 1,36,906 students gave options. About 80,000 candidates who cleared the EAMCET also did not turn up for certificate verification itself and it is expected that these candidates preferred to move out of the State to neighbouring Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Delay in admission process and confusion over fee structure has forced several parents to opt for seats in deemed varsities apart from concern over the poor quality of engineering education in the State.