Andhra Pradesh has a large number of engineering institutes and attracts students from all over India and consequently has the highest number of engineers passing out from its institutions. There are 704 engineering colleges in Andhra Pradesh and about 96% of those colleges are private unaided institutes. NIT in the state is situated in Warangal District while IIT is located in Hyderabad. Vignan's Foundation for Science Technology and Research, Guntur has a large intake of 1380 seats and admits students through AIEEE.
Some of the Top Engineering Colleges in Andhra Pradesh are accredited by JNTU (Jawaharlal Nehru Technology University) along with some regional universities. The Engineering Institutes in Andhra Pradesh strictly follow the common examination test i.e. Engineering, Agricultural and Medicine Common Entrance Test (EAMCET) held by the government to get admission into a desired institute.
Admission procedure for Engineering Courses in Andhra Pradesh:
Number for Engineering Colleges
Total Sanctioned intake
3.40 lakh seats
Computer Science, Civil Engineering, Electronics & Communications, Electronics & Electrical
Engineering aspirants must appear for EAMCET i.e Engineering, Agricultural and Medical Common Entrance Test conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru Technical University (JNTU), Hyderabad on behalf of Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education. IIT and NIT aspirants can take the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) main and advanced to secure admission.
Eligibility for EAMCET:
Candidates must have passed or must currently be appearing in the final year of their Intermediate Examination (10+2 pattern) with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry as optional subjects or any vocational course related to Engineering and Technology, conducted by the Board of Intermediate Education, Andhra Pradesh.
Criteria for Ranking:
The candidates who have secured qualifying marks in EAMCET-2014 and candidates belonging to the category of Scheduled Caste and Schedule Tribe, for whom qualifying marks have not been prescribed, shall be assigned ranking in the order of merit on the basis of combined score obtained by giving 75% weightage to the marks secured in EAMCET-2014 and 25% weightage to the marks secured in the relevant group subjects namely Mathematics or Biology, Physics, Chemistry of the qualifying examination.
For the preparation of merit list, in case of more than one student securing the same combined score obtained as mentioned above, the tie shall be resolved to decide the relative ranking by successively considering the following
i) The total marks secured in EAMCET
ii) The Marks secured in mathematics in EAMCET
iii) The marks secured in Physics in EAMCET
iv) The Percentage of Aggregate marks secured in the qualifying examination
v ) If the tie still persists the date of birth of the concerned candidates, the older being given preference over the younger.
Calculation of EAMCET ranking:
EAMCET is a written exam which is conducted for a maximum score of 160 for both engineering and medicine aspirants. The paper consists of 160 questions, each having an equal weightage of 1 mark. The maximum score one can obtain is 160. Since the weightage of these marks is 75, you can calculate your EAMCET weightage with the formula: your EAMCET score * 75/160. For example your EAMCET score is 93 then 93*75/160 will give you a score of 43.5.
Similarly if you have scored 540 in your intermediate exams, with weightage of 25%, it is calculated in the same way. Using the formula, 540*25/600 gives a score of 22.5 which is your intermediate weightage. Now combining both these scores will give you the total score. In this example, the total combined weightage when it is added will be 66 and this is how it is calcuated.
EAMCET Counseling Procedure:
· Every student who got the minimum cut-off marks in EAMCET exam and Intermediate exam will be allotted a state-level rank based on the final score obtained by him or her.
· Students have to get all their certificates and scores verified at the counseling center which they can get more information by calling help lines and then the student will be provided a log in account with that he can login into counseling website i.e. www. apeamcet.org
· The student has to select list of colleges along with the course in decrease order of preference. The college allots the seats to students who opted for particular college in the order of merit.
· The next process after the completion of web counseling process, the board will announce the provisional allotment of the college. Students, then can check the allotment and can decide to join the allotted college before the last date or if they are not they can start the procedure again through second round of counseling to get their preferred college.