Eamcet results announced on Friday have dealt a death blow to engineering colleges, where over 1 lakh seats may go vacant this year.
Boys dominated the res-ults, taking the top eight spots in both the enginee-ring and medical streams. Both boys who topped the engineering and medical streams are from the city.
Chinta Nitish Chandra of Madhapur came first in the engineering stream, scoring 149 marks out of 156. Dilsukhnagar’s Vijay Ketan Reddy topped the medical stream with 155 out of 159 marks. Though total marks for Eamcet is 160, four questions in engineering and one question in medical were deleted due to ‘errors’.
Only 2,07,473 students qualified for the eng-ineering stream, where as many as 3,21,000 BE and B.Tech seats are on offer in 671 colleges. A total of 2,83,477 candidates had applied for the exam.
On top of this, another 13,844 students who qualified in Eamcet engineering have failed in the Intermediate exams and become ineligible for BE/B.Tech. Thus, there are only 1,93,629 students available for 3,21,000 se-ats.
Another 15,000 seats are expected to be added by AICTE before the Ea-mcet counselling begins in the third week of July.
Chaitanya tops Eamcet
Sri Chaitanya students created a record by bagging the state first rank in both Eamcet medical and engineering exams. Nine ranks out of the top 10 in the medical stream and seven out of the top 10 in the engineering stream were secured by Sri Chaitanya students.
In the medical stream, Sri Chaitanya student Vijay Ketan Reddy bagged the state first rank. Other Sri Chaitanya rankers in the medical stream include Sunkara Lokendra Pavan Kumar (2nd), B.V.R.S. Sai Virinchi Yadav (3rd), Kamani Naresh Babu (4th), Dasari Utheja (5th), Bobbili Savya Sachi Abhinand Reddy (6th), Nithin Chand Kurra (7th), K. Akshay (9th), and Gaddam Vinuthna (10th).
In engineering stream, Sri Chaitanya student Chinta Nitish Chandra bagged the state first rank, followed by Sri Chaitanya students Nallamalli Rupesh Venkata Srinivas Kumar (3rd), Goparaju Sai Kumar Reddy (5th), Manda Makarandu (6th), Prabha-kara Varun Teluguntla (7th), Akula Srinitchith (8th), and Sushma Vankayala (10th).
“The hard work of the students and the faculty members has paid off,” said Dr B.S. Rao, chairman, Sri Chaitanya Group.
Meanwhile, Narayana students too put up an excellent performance. In the engineering stream, Narayana student M.V.B. Manoj Kumar bagged state second rank, followed by Dheeraj Reddy (4th) and D. Samyuktha (15th). In the medical stream, G.M.C.V. Bharadwaj secured the state eighth rank, followed by B. Sanath Kumar (14th) .
“Our students have got 51 ranks in the top-100 category in medical and engineering,” said Dr P. Narayana, chairman of the Narayana Group.