Once you have your EAMCET rank in hand, the next step is to decide the college to be joined well before the counseling begins. It is better to attend mock counseling sessions to have a rough idea about the college you would get. KAB consultants conduct such sessions every year in Hyderabad and they will help you to choose the best college in your field of interest for the rank you’ve secured.
Selecting College and Branch
If your aim is to get placed immediately after your Engineering, it is always better to put the college ahead of the branch since these days students from all branches are being allowed to appear for campus recruitment’s. So regardless of whether the student is from ECE or CSE or IT or EEE or MEC, companies allow students to participate in the recruitment process. Obviously a good college will bring in more companies than an average college to conduct campus recruitment’s which increase the chances of you being placed.
However, if you want to go for higher studies or have a profound interest in a particular field, I would recommend you choose your Branch of Interest first and then try for the best college in that field. If the best college isn’t available then there is no harm in moving on to the next best as all we want is to learn basics for your future endeavors (MS/PhD). Visiting colleges and asking students also helps in the selection of college.
It’s better to have 4-5 colleges in hand as you will be not sure how many seats will be filled before your turn comes on the counseling day.
Once you have the list of colleges in hand all you have to do is to wait for the counseling dates to be released by JNTU which will be published in all leading news papers. (see update below).
Look for your day and keep all the documents ready. The list of documents includes:
- 10th and Intermediate marks memos and/or pass certificate.
- Study certificate from class 6 to Intermediate to determine your local status.
- Transfer certificate from your School and college.
- Caste certificate issued from recognized body.
- Income certificate of your parent.
- Proof of residence for 10 years in case of Non locals and
- The counseling fee in the form of DD or money (as mentioned in the advertisement in news papers).
On the counseling day, at the center there will be huge boards displayed showing the up-to status of the seats being filled in every college. A student can be accompanied by only one other person inside the counseling hall. There you have to under go the formal process of inspection and validation of certificates.
Even if you miss one or two documents you need not panic as the officials will write them as ‘not submitted‘ which you can submit in the college which you select.
The last step will be the actual college selection stage where you need to tell the official your college and branch of Interest which will be marked and will be final. You can ask the official about the colleges and other facilities in that particular college as they will have all information about colleges.
Once you made your choice, your Engineering/Medicine life begins which you’ll remember for the rest of your life.
If you are not happy with the college you selected, remember that there are 2nd and 3rd counseling sessions that you can use to shift to another college.
All the best.
Update: This is the old form of counseling. Since 2012, counseling is done through web options. Please see how the Web/Mock counselling is conducted?