Vellore: As many as 1.62 lakh candidates who had applied for VIT Engineering Entrance Examination (VITEEE) 2019, conducted by Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Vellore are appearing for the exam from 10 to 21 April in 163 centres in India, Dubai, Kuwait, Muscat and Qatar.
VITEEE, the computer based exam is conducted for admission to various undergraduate programmes offered by VIT at its campuses in Vellore, Chennai, Bhopal and Amaravati for the academic year 2019-20.
VIT Chancellor G Viswanathan, vice-presidents Sankar Viswanathan, Sekar Viswanathan and director (UG Admissions) K Manivannan witnessed the entrance examination at the Vellore campus, Wednesday.
The entrance examination is being conducted for admission to 17 B Tech programmes offered at VIT’s, Vellore campus, 7 B Tech programmes at its Chennai campus, 8 B Tech programmes at the Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) campus, and 9 B Tech programmes at the Bhopal campus.
The test is being conducted in three sessions daily, from 9 am to 11.30 am, 12.30 pm to 3 pm and 4 pm to 6.30 p.m.
Of the 1.62 Lakh candidates who had applied for the VITEEE 2019, the maximum number – 29,122 applications were from Andhra Pradesh, followed by Uttar Pradesh 17, 469, Tamilnadu 16,583, Telangana 16,027 and Maharashtra 14,798.
Among the cities, Hyderabad topped the list for maximum applications with 13,574 applicants, Vijayawada 9,815, Delhi 9,094, Chennai 7,943, Kota 6,005, Vellore 2,694 and Bhopal 1,654.
Those who secure ranks 1 to 50 in VITEEE would get 75 per cent fee waiver, those in the ranks 51 to 100 will be offered 50 per cent waiver and 25 per cent waiver for students in ranks 101 to 1000, a press release said. The results of VITEEE 2019 will be released in the VIT website, www.vit.ac.in by the end of April 2019.