Counselling for engineering seats deferred by a week

June 17th, 2008 - 8:33 am ICT by IANS  

Allahabad, June 16 (IANS) The counselling of successful candidates of the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) scheduled to start Saturday has been postponed to June 24. The counselling was to start at 18 centres across the country. The off-campus counselling will now start June 23 while the on-campus, which was scheduled June 30, will start July 4, said a statement from Central Counselling Board, the apex decision making body for AIEEE counselling.

Postponement came after a ministry of human resource development directive saying that 50 percent of the seats would be filled through the state quotas, while the remaining 50 percent would be through all-India merit, said A.B. Samaddar, board chairman and director of Motilal Nehru National Institute Of Technology in Allahabad.

In a major relief to the students, it has been decided to waive off the requirement of physical presence of student at a college after seat allotments.

“Now once an institute is allotted to him, a student would not need to rush to the institute for reporting as it can be done through his nearest designated counselling centre,” he said.

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