A student from Andhra Pradesh has secured the first rank in the VIT Engineering Entrance Examination (VITEEE)-2016 which was held from April 6 to 17 in 118 selected cities across India, as well as Dubai, Kuwait and Muscat.
Sevakula Vamshi, from Andhra Pradesh, ranked first while Mohit Patel from Gujarat ranked second and Satyajit Ghosh from Delhi ranked third
The entrance exam was held for admission to the various B.Tech programmes offered by VIT University at its Vellore and Chennai campuses.
Releasing the results on Thursday, VIT chancellor G Viswanathan said that a record 2,12,238 candidates had registered for the VITEEE-2016.
The other top rank-holders are - 4th rank: Jeevan Chandra N (Sri Chaitanya Narayana Junior College, Karnataka), 5th rank: Shubanker Jauhari (Sri Chaitanya Narayana Junior College, Telangana), 6th rank: Sanit Gupta (Navrachana Higher Secondary School, Sama, Jammu & Kashmir), 7th rank: Kumaresh Ramesh (Pace Junior Science College, Thane), 8th rank: Sai Saketh Aluru (FITJEE Junior College, Telangana), 9th rank: Vishal Jain S D (Jain Modern School, Gujarat) and 10th rank: Charit Verma (Bal Niketan Model Senior Secondary School, Chandigarh).
The admissions would be only on merit, based on the marks obtained by the candidates in the VITEEE. Counselling for candidates, who obtained ranks up to 8,000 would be held on May 9 and counselling for ranks 8001 to 12,000 would be held on May 10 while for those who secured ranks from 12,001 to 16,000 will be held on May 11. Counselling for ranks 16,001 to 20,000 will be held on May 12. The counselling would be held simultaneously in the Vellore and Chennai campuses,” said G Viswanathan.
It is to be noted that under the G V School Development Programme Central and State board toppers would be given 100 percent fee waiver for all the four years. Candidates with ranks up to 10,000 would be given a tuition fee waiver of Rs 50,000 for all four years while rank-holders from 10,001 to 20,000 would be given a fee waiver of Rs 25,000 for all the four years.