GBTU last choice for toppers
GBTU last choice for toppers
Though the results for state entrance examination for BTech were declared on Sunday, the toppers were least bothered. Most of them have already paved their way to the coveted Indian Institutes of Technology, the results of which were announced on May 18. Those who could not secure a good rank in IIT-JEE are waiting for the AIEEE and other results. Studying in colleges affiliated to GBTU is their last option.
Holding first rank in SEE, Raghuvansh Raj Saxena who has secured an all India rank of 31 in IIT-JEE, said, "There is no comparison of the quality of education in IITs and colleges affiliated to GBTU. And since I have secured a good rank in IIT-JEE, I will obviously study there." Raghuvansh also took the AIEEE and BITS and is waiting for the results.
Pranav Kumar who secured fifth position in SEE too is keeping himself away from GBTU. "I am waiting for AIEEE results and most probably I will clear it. Engineering colleges in UP lack quality of education and also charge hefty fee," said Pranav. Besides SEE, he also appeared for Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (ISAT) and BITS.
Likewise, Tushar Sharma securing 10th rank in SEE said, "Studying in colleges affiliated to GBTU is my last choice. Lack of infrastructure and untrained staff rules most the colleges here. I have better options to look forward to IIT-JEE, AIEEE." Tushar has secured 996th rank in IIT-JEE and has almost decided to study in IITs. Apart from this, he also took the AIEEE and ISAT exams.
Another SEE topper, Ritwik Shukla endorsed the same. Bagging ninth position in SEE, Ritwik said, "I have cleared IIT-JEE and I will study there. Though my rank (3,418) is not very good, but I will find a place in IITs. SEE is out of my list." Ritwik is also waiting for his AIEEE results, which he believes will be good.
To note, engineering colleges in Uttar Pradesh have seen a rapid growth. As against 84 colleges in 2005-06, the number today stands at 333. A total of 25,903 students took admission in various engineering colleges after qualifying SEE-2011 as against 1,15,379 seats.
GBTU officials too admit that the quality of engineering education has declined in UP over the past few years. "This is due to the mushrooming number of colleges with no proper infrastructure and qualified faculty. We are making an effort to make things better," said an official.
Seeing the situation, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has put a blanket ban on opening up of new engineering colleges across the country from academic session 2013-14, citing that supply is outstripping the demand vis-a-vis the engineering colleges.
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