Engineering and medicine are two of the most nationally acclaimed career choices in our country. With the rapid advancement in technology, engineering studies have become a growingly popular pursuit. This makes it a necessity for engineering students to be aware of the technological developments and receive appropriate training to be able to handle the same. According to the rankings by Collegedunia.com, there are twenty-seven public universities and four hundred and thirty four private universities in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh that have engineering-related programmes. Out of these, only four hundred and eleven institutions can offer BTech programmes. With innovative training and high expectations of salary packages, engineering has been a welcome preference to many Indian households.
In order to pursue a career as an engineer, one must at least hold the qualification of a BTech degree. BTech is an acronym for an undergraduate degree that stands for “Bachelor of Technology”. With engineering getting high on demand, the search for BTech colleges have also seen a rise. Different colleges have their own ways of selecting students for their BTech courses. While most public colleges offer admissions on the basis of centralised competitive entrance exams like JEE or state-level entrance examinations, some private colleges do offer students to take admissions on the basis of management quota or NRI quota. Some even do not require an entrance examination as a necessary prerequisite and can offer it on the basis of the candidates’ previous track record. Thus, it depends on the institution on how we are recruited. The kind of admissions that are offered without the requirements of an entrance exam score are known as direct admissions. UP has ample universities and technical institutes that offer the same.
In Uttar Pradesh, BTech enthusiasts in and around UP found out that the best time to start looking for colleges through the internet. Most UP colleges that offer BTech start their admission processes around May or June every year. Recently amid the raging effects of the pandemic, admission procedures have moved online. UP also has state-level entrance examinations like UPSEE apart from JEE (Main) that offer eligibility criteria for BTech admissions. Such exams are conducted usually after passing out of school i.e. post their school final exams like ISC, CBSE or UP State Board finals. Candidates require rigorous training and practice to be able to excel in these competitive exams. The better the mark, the higher is the probability of getting into a reputable institution. Hence, if one does not wish to avail the management quota of direct admissions, they must put their heart and soul into scoring well at these exams. There is no substitute to merit which receives the utmost priority when it comes to admissions.
Such is, more or less, the scenario with BTech admissions in Uttar Pradesh.