52 candidates from abroad get into NIT in Trichy

As many as 52 students were on Wednesday admitted to NIT-Trichy under the Direct Admission of Students from Abroad (DASA) Scheme. A total of 314 have so far been admitted to the institution. "Most of them are from the UAE such as Sharjah and Dubai, and also from Malaysia and Singapore," dean Dr N Anantharaman (academic) told TOI.
The counselling for B Tech and M Tech admissions went through the "online choice filling" option and NIT Rourkela was the coordinating NIT this year for undergraduate programs under the Centralized Counselling (CCMT-2012). The CCMT linked the premium 20 NITs in the country though admissions were processed for all 30 NITs following the release of the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) results in February this year.
Dr Ananatharaman said this was the third round of counselling, and as on Wednesday, 240 students, including 188 from Indian institutions, were admitted. There were 814 seats on offer in the UG program in nine courses, and it was likely that around 40 students might opt out for other courses or institutions at the eleventh hour. These seats would be, however, filled in the spot round, Ananatharaman said. In the last and fourth round, students have been instructed to report at the respective NITs to complete the admission process.
The first round of counselling took place between June 28 and July 2. Those who did not get their desired subjects stand a chance in the second and third rounds through what is called the internal sliding process. Meanwhile, those who find it difficult to sail through the process of 'online choice filling' have been instructed to approach any of the help desks available across the country. But in Tamil Nadu, only NIT, Trichy, is available, and admission to the NIT started on Monday, July 16. The first student to report for admission was Vinod from Chennai in computer science. Dr S Sundarrajan, Director, NIT-T, handed over the admission letter to the student. The process of admission will continue until Sunday, and the orientation program for the new entrants will be held on July 23.
The final "spot round" will be held between August 3 and August 6 for those who are yet to get admission. It will be the last opportunity for aspiring students.