Tracking the trends in preference in 2010 will help students make up their mind about their choice of courses.
Approximately, 26,816 seats for BE/B.Tech. and 936 seats for B.Tech/B.Planning were filled through the AIEEE 2010 in National Institutes of Technology, other government-funded institutions, and deemed universities.
The Central Counselling Board (CCB) website www.ccb.nic.in provides an idea about the trends in preference with last year's data. The information on opening and closing all-India rank in the various institutions prepares candidates to take part with a clear idea in the process that commences with online registration on June 11.
Choice filling and locking takes place till June 23 as per the tentative schedule. A candidate can submit as many choices in the order of preference from the list of available choices. This time, the CCB has made the counselling and admission process candidate-friendly by reducing procedural difficulties, and modifying the online counselling method started a couple of years ago.
A spot round from August 11 to 13 at the end of the
five rounds of seat allotment, and addition in the number of reporting and help centres are among the highlights in this year's counselling process.
Through the CCB's mock allotment featuring indicative seat availability based on the choices made by registered candidates, one can have an idea of what he or she will get in the current year.
The feature is meant to enable candidates select the most appropriate stream, institution and branch based on rank and category, and finalise choices for locking. The opportunity to modify the choices will be available after the third and fourth round of allotments.