RGUKT need more transparency... news

The Andhra pradesh state government decided to simplify the process of admissions into the RGUKT IIITs in Idupulapaya, Nuzividu and Basar. Government asked the officials of the Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies to devise a new method. Admissions to the IIITs have courted controversies since they were set up in 2008-09. There are 6,000 seats in the three IIITs. There is no entrance test and the admissions are on the basis of merit secured in SSC exams. In the first year, student alleged that several meritorious aspirants failed to find a place in the selection list while some with comparatively less marks made it through. Officials were then forced to admit an additional 600 students, 200 students in each IIIT to accommodate the merit students who were not mentioned in the selection list. In the 2nd year, hundreds of urban schools had managed to secure 'rural status' to claim admissions into the IIITs where 80 per cent of the seats are reserved for rural students. The officials will come out with a proposal for a new admission method. It will be kept in the public domain. Students can send us a feedback. Government will devise the new method based on that.

on November 29, 2009
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