Monday, August 22, 2011

[ZESTCaste] JEE: 2nd chance for SC/STs

JEE: 2nd chance for SC/STs
indianexpress Express News Service , The New Indian Express
Posted on Aug 21, 2011 at 08:52am IST

BHUBANESWAR: The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Committee, which has
announced allotment for the engineering programmes, came up with new
procedures to facilitate admission of SC and ST candidates as well as
those poor students seeking tuition fee waiver (TFW).

�Now students under SC and ST category can have a second chance to
alter their allotment. The JEE body will offer them an opportunity to
seek from vacant seats if they want a change in the allotment.
After the initial allotment, if they want a change, they will be
allowed to select from the vacant seats, JEE Committee Vice- Chairman
Dr Sitaram Mohapatra said.

�Similarly, new SC and ST candidates will also get a chance to take
part in the counselling process. Those who have not yet taken part in
the web-based counselling, can come in and seek admission. The JEE
body has earmarked two days - August 24 and 25 - for them to register
themselves and get their documents verified.

"The twin initiatives have been chalked out to ensure that the seats
reserved for the SC and ST students are exhausted since it gives them
more flexibility and time for admission," Mohapatra said. There are
over 7,000 seats on offer for the reserve category students in
engineering branches.

�Similarly, the JEE panel has also brought in changes for TFW category
students. Those, who have applied and opted for TFW, will get an
option to seek a better seat available from the payment category. They
can give their final choices between August 20 and 23. About 4,000
students have sought TFW so far.

�After the Orissa High Court's direction for adherence to the AICTE
norms of eligibility, the JEE body came out with the schedule of
counselling and subsequent admission. While the first round allotment
has been made, an intermediate allotment will be announced on August
28 and final round will be held on September 2.

�Between September 3 and 6, part admission and fee deposit will be
carried out for newly-allotted candidates while reporting at the
institutions will be done between September 7 and 10, Mohapatra

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