CENTAC counselling begins

Counselling for admission to professional courses through the Centralised Admissions Committee started here on Monday.

On the first two days of counselling, admissions will take place for students applying through lateral entry.

For lateral entry, a total of 564 seats have been allotted and 597 candidates have been called over two days. On the first day of counselling, 315 students were called and 207 were admitted to Government and Self financing engineering colleges. On the first day, students were admitted to Electronic and Communications Engineering, Civil Engineering and Computer Science Engineering courses only.

On Tuesday, a further 282 students have been called. The Lateral Entry counselling is for students who have completed their diplomas and can gain direct entry into second year engineering, an official from CENTAC told The Hindu .

As per the CENTAC schedule, the counselling for biology based courses will start on Wednesday. On the first day, wards of ex-servicemen, children and grandchildren of freedom fighters, physically challenged and sports persons will undertake counselling. The first round of counselling for biology-based courses will end on July 16, when the counselling for Other States students will take place. First round of engineering counselling will start on July 18. The engineering counselling for other States will take place on July 25.

On July 26, counselling for B.Pharm degree courses will be conducted.

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