Every year thousands of students apply for the engineering entrance examinations, in order to get admission into the premier engineering institutes of India. If you want to become a successful engineer, then you need to prepare well for the engineering entrance examinations. Higher scores and ranks in the engineering entrance examinations will make it easier for you to get admission into the engineering institute of your choice. Moreover, it will also give you the opportunity to enroll into the department of your choice and study engineering in a field in which you are interested. The counselling process in also an essential part of the admission procedure carried out by engineering colleges. Some of the essential features the admission process followed, by engineering colleges have been discussed below.
- Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)
The JEE main examination is designed to evaluate your knowledge in subjects like Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. The JEE ‘cut off’ marks will help you evaluate your All India Ranking. In other words, depending on the score you achieve in the JEE, you can evaluate your rank. The top engineering colleges in Mumbai will admit candidates who attain higher scores in the JEE main. The benchmark scores vary depending on the overall performance of students in the JEE. Hence, the cut-off marks vary every year. The JEE main cut off marks also depend upon the category to which you belong. In other words, the cut off marks for General candidates will be more than that of candidates from Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe. For the year 2016, the cutoff marks for General category candidates was one hundred, while for the Scheduled Caste candidates was fifty-two, Scheduled Tribe was forty-eight and for candidates belonging to Other Backward Castes (OBC) was seventy. Depending upon the cut off marks, the ranks of the individual candidates are provided. Based on the ranks achieved candidates can apply to various engineering institutes.
- JEE counselling
Before you can enrol for engineering in a particular college, you will have to attend a counselling session. The counselling is a process wherein the counsellor will evaluate your interest in particular streams of engineering. Depending on the scores and ranks that you have achieved in the JEE, the counsellor will also suggest suitable colleges and departments. The counsellor will also interview you regarding your interest areas and the subjects that you wish to study for the four years of the engineering program. Finally, once the counselling process is completed, you can enrol in the college and in the department of your choice. Thus, candidates who have qualified in the JEE main must appear for the counselling session to complete the admissions process. Moreover, when you attend the JEE counselling session, ensure that you carry all of your original academic certificates and identification papers, to make the counselling process faster and more effective.
- College discretion
The final admission of candidates into various engineering colleges will depend on the respective admissions authorities of the colleges. Say, for instance, a candidate who is colour blind has opted for a program, which requires students to have a perfect eyesight. In such a scenario, the college can cancel the admission of the student or ask him or her to choose an alternative department. Thus, the final decision regarding the admission of students into various departments of an engineering institute rests with the college’s admissions authority.
Thus, in order to get admission in a renowned engineering institute and in a department of your choice, it is advisable that you prepare well for the Joint Entrance Examination, to attain high scores in the test.