Samriddh Joshi from Lucknow topped the UPSEE (Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examinations), results of which were declared on Friday. He secured 580 marks out of 600 for engineering course.
State Technical Education Minister Fareed Mehfooz Kidwai, Principal Secretary (Technical Education) Mukul Singhal, and AKTU ViceChancellor Vinay Pathak addressed the press at the Secretariat after the results were declared. Yogesh Kumar from Varanasi secured the second rank with 576 marks and Siddhant Sarkar from NOIDA the third rank with 576 marks for BTech course.
The other students figuring in the top ten positions in BTech courses included Sajal Gupta from Ghaziabad, Yasharth Singh from Varanasi, Mayank Srivastava from Ghaziabad, Prakhar Saxena from Bareilly, Akshat Rathore from Lucknow, Rahul Motwani from Agra and Anant Chopra from Delhi. In the other courses, Rajneesh Kumar Maurya from Ballia secured the first rank for MBA course securing 348 marks. Ashutosh Singh from Ghazipur topped the MCA course ranking with 206 marks. Hitesh Aggarwal from Ghaziabad secured the first rank in the Pharma category with 536 marks and Likhinaya KVS secured the first rank in the Architecture course. Giving details of the results, Kidwai said that for the BTech course, the pass percentage was 87.55 and 1,19,815 students had cleared the entrance examination out of the 1,36,851 who had appeared for it. The pass percentage for BPharma is 85.1, for MBA 98.4 and for BArch 99.95. As far as gender break-up is concerned, for the BTech course, 22,075 female candidates have been successful, including 13,073 female students in general category, 6,527 in backward category, 2,404 in Scheduled Caste category and 71 in the Scheduled Tribes category. Kidwai said that they had made the entrance examination completely transparent from this year. “Most of the students are dissatisfied when the results are declared so we have made provision under which the papers of the first 100 toppers can be viewed by anyone and of the others on demand,” he said.
The minister also announced incentives for the first five toppers in the BTech course for both girls and boys. “In the case of the BTech courses, we will waive the fees of the first five toppers in both girls and boys categories for one year and the examination fee of the first 100 toppers will be reimbursed in the first year,” he said. Addressing the mediapersons, Abdul Kalam Technical University Vice-Chancellor Vinay Pathak said counselling would take held from June 24 to July 27.
“Five rounds of counselling will be held from June 24 to July 27 after which there will be an on-the-spot counselling for seats of the government colleges,” he said. Pathak said that all SC and ST candidates who wanted a scholarship would have to take part in the counselling. He said they were creating a portal with the help of NIC, Delhi in which the first page would give details of the colleges affiliated to the AKTU, details of fees of colleges, their ranking based on external results, placements and other data.
Source: Rahul Pandey, City Journalist - Lucknow, CollegeDekho