Online edition of India's National Newspaper
Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005
Front Page |
Tamil Nadu |
Andhra Pradesh |
New Delhi |
Other States |
Advts: Classifieds | Employment |
VIJAYAWADA: The NTR University of Health Sciences has rescheduled the counselling for admission into MBBS/BDS courses owing to delay caused due to continued software problems on the second day on Monday.
The dates of counselling have been changed for all those beginning with EAMCET rank number 601. As per the new schedule, counselling would be continued from July 19 to July 27. For special categories, it would be held only at Vijayawada centre on July 28 and 29.
As per the fresh schedule, ranks from 601 to 1200 are called on July 19, 1201 to 2200 on July 20 and 2201 to 6000 on July 20. All these seats are in open competition. All BC-A candidates should appear on July 22, BC-B candidates from one to 15000 on July 23, BC-C and BC-D candidates from one to 25000 on July 24, all BC-E (Muslim reservation) candidates on July 25, SC candidates from one to 20,000 on July 26 and ST candidates from one to 50,000 on July 27.
The process went on at a snail's pace at all the three centres -- Hyderabad, Vijayawada and Tirupati. This had put students and parents to untold hardship.
CMC under fire
The Vice-Chancellor, R. Sambasiva Rao, once again blamed the software bug for the delay in the online counselling which had been introduced for the first time for MBBS admissions. He pulled up the officials of CMC, which provided the software. "The CMC had previous experience in conducting counselling for various admissions. They are doing railway reservations also. Based on this record, we have relied on them. Somehow, they have failed us and we are forced to reschedule the process," he said. The V-C spoke to higher officials of the CMC and they agreed to rush additional staff to rectify the problem.
On Monday, the university called 1,200 students, but it could allot seats only for 226 out of 396 students who got registered by 6 pm. Counselling would be continued for the remaining 170 students. But, the officials decided not to continue it further till late into night since it would not be possible to complete the process for another 600 students going by the slow pace of data transfer in computers.
The Hindu Group: Home | About Us | Copyright | Archives | Contacts | Subscription
Group Sites: The Hindu | Business Line | The Sportstar | Frontline | The Hindu eBooks | The Hindu Images | Home |
Copyright © 2005, The
Hindu. Republication or redissemination of the contents of
this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of