THANJAVUR: The counselling for admission to B.Tech, M.Tech (integrated) courses began at Sastra University on Monday.
Debendra N Kar, Director of Income-tax (exemptions), Chennai, inaugurated the counselling and called upon the students to continue the hard work they had put forth during their plus two studies. “The days of brain drain as for India is over and reverse brain drain is under way as opportunities are no less in India compared to foreign countries,” he said. About 30-35% of those selected for civil services are from engineering stream,” he pointed out.
Speaking on the occasion, S Vaidya Subramanian, Dean, Planning and Development of the university, said the marks scored in Plus two examination and the JEE rank were taken into consideration in arriving the ranking for the admission. He informed that the university had received 16,000 applications for the 1,400 seats. He said 90 per cent of applicants have scored above 90 per cent marks.
The Sastra Management admitted M G Amrutha, daughter of M Ganesan an IPS officer who worked as Commissioner cum DIG of police and died in harness. The university also offered fee-waiver for Amrutha during her studies.
The admit letter was handed over by G Dharmarajan, SP, Thanjavur, on behalf of the Sastra. VC R Sethuraman, Dean and S Swaminathan were present. The first round of counselling will end on June 19. Computer science engineering, electronics and mechanical engineering emerged as the top three favorites of the students on day one of counselling.