According to the data available, computer science courses have become the most preferred courses this year. While about 30,800 students have already lapped up CSE admission this year, only 16,600 students were admitted in CSE (first phase) previous year. This shows a tremendous shift in students’ preferences of courses after 2007. The high rates of preferences towards CSE indicate that more number of students could opt for computer science in the next phase.
As per the preference lists of the students, the inclination of the students towards the courses like electrical and electronic engineering has reduced immensely this year. Vijaykumar, in-charge counselling officer with Eamcet while explaining about the students’ shift of preferences, said, “Most of the top colleges could bag 100% placements for students pursuing computer science last year. This has naturally increased the demand for CSE. So this year the course would attract more students. ‘
According to the officials, the applicants who have cleared IIT-JEE are also preferring computer science courses over other courses. Moreover, some colleges have asked to increase the seat share of computer science seeing the high demand of the course. According to Vijaykumar, “Some of the top rankers themselves have opted for this course in IITs. This shows that there is still a market for computer science.”
The officials said that the admissions in IT and computer could increase more in the second phase of counselling which is starting from September 3. An official said, “There are more seats available in these streams even now and in the next phase admissions would take place in just the most popular courses.”