1.62 lakh engineering aspirants compete for 9500 seats for B.Tech course in VIT four campuses
Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Examination (VITEEE)-2019 began on Wednesday. VITEEE, the computer-based exam is conducted for admission to various undergraduate programmes offered by VIT at its campuses in Vellore, Chennai, Bhopal and Amaravati during academic year 2019-20. The entrance examination is being conducted for admission to 17 B. Tech programmes offered at VIT, Vellore campus, 7 B. Tech. programmes at its Chennai campus, 8 B.Tech. Programmes at the Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) campus, and 9 B.Tech. programmes at the Bhopal campus.
The test is being conducted in three sessions daily, from 9 am to 11.30 am, 12.30 pm to 3 pm and 4 pm to 6.30 pm and will be held at various exam centres across the world till April 21. He said that 1, 62,000 students would appear for the online entrance examination across the world 167 examination centres. Examination centres were setup in Dubai, Qatar, Mascot & Kuwait also. Thousands of students across the country from all the states enrolled for the entrance examination. Students from Andhra Pradesh (29,122), Uttar Pradesh (17,469), Tamilnadu (16,583), Telangana (16,027), Maharashtra (14,798) were enrolled. Among the cities, Hyderabad topped the list for maximum applications with 13,574 applicants, Vijayawada 9,815, Delhi 9,094, Chennai 7,943, Kota 6,005, Vellore 2,694 and Bhopal 1,654.
The results of VITEEE 2019 will be released in the VIT website, www.vit.ac.in by the end of April 2019.
STARS scheme: Free admission, including total fee waiver, and free boarding and hostel accommodation for all the four years of the undergraduate course would be provided to one boy and a girl each from all districts of Tamil Nadu who secure first rank at the district-level from among the government schools in rural areas.
Scholarship: Those who secure ranks 1 to 50 in VITEEE would get 75% fee waiver, those in the ranks 51 to 100 will be offered 50% waiver and 25% waiver for ranks 101 to 1000.
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