Published: 23rd July 2020
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham to conduct remote proctored examinations for admission to BTech programmes
The university will conduct classes online for first-year students and practical sessions will be conducted once the Coronavirus situation returns to normalcy
The COVID-19 pandemic has made us think, communicate and live in a different way altogether. Technology is now becoming part and parcel of our everyday life. Great minds have always reached greater heights by facing challenges in life. Keeping all the safety and dynamically changing circumstances in mind, the admissions for BTech programmes offered at the engineering campuses of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham will be based on the marks secured in the AEEE exam conducted through the remote proctored model, so that the candidates can attend the exam from their homes.
To ensure that the Amrita B Tech aspirants are given a fair opportunity, the University will consider both AEEE 2020 and +2 PCM Marks to prepare the rank list. Apart from this, a certain percentage of seats are reserved for those who wish to attempt for admission on the basis of JEE Mains 2020 (January session) score. Those who have attended SAT in 2019 or 2020 can also apply.
Office of Admissions, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore has been engaging prospective applicants through the Telegram app through dedicated chat sessions every week and through webinars. Candidates and parents can reach out to the University's admission counsellors through these platforms. The office of Admissions will support all the candidates attending AEEE 2020. A dedicated team of admission counsellors, sufficient helpline numbers and staff will be deployed to make sure that there is enough support given to the applicants to attend the examination from home. The University has also said that they will offer another chance if an applicant is unable to attend/complete the examination successfully because of unforeseen circumstances.
Amrita’s placement season for the 2021 passing-out batches of BTech / MTech students have started. This time, they have been compelled to shift the various processes of placement to virtual mode. Despite all the odds, the process has commenced through the videoconferencing platform CISCO, selecting BTech / MTech students from their engineering campuses. The salary offered to BTech students start from Rs 14.37 lakhs. The student selected for an internship will get a monthly stipend of Rs 60,000/-.
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham continues to deliver their lectures online for their existing students, considering their safety. The first year engineering classes are also expected to be online, at least for the first semester. Practicals are expected to be held in the labs when the situation becomes conducive for travelling.