Is VIT ( Vellore) better than many NIT’s.

Well I would like to write this and this would be an extremely unbiased answer…

  1. Infrastructure:— Here VIT beats all the NITs….
  2. Student quality:— This is where VIT lags a lot. Most of the NITs have much better students than VIT except some north eastern NITs.
  3. College Life:— Here also VIT has an upper hand except top three NITs like Trichy, Surathkal and Warangal. The college fests of these NITs are one amongst the best in the country. Incident of NITK Surathkal is the second best college fest after Mood Indigo IIT Bombay .
  4. Hostels:— VIT has better hostels than NITs. None of the NITs have ACs in their hostel room and guess what VIT has AC in hostel rooms.
  5. College Intake:— There is a lot of crowd in VIT. It has annual intake of about 6000 students in one campus . Hence student to teacher ratio is very poor. Coming to NITs , all the NITs have intake less than 1000 and hence the student teacher ratio is very good.
  6. Professors Quality:— Both VIT as well as NITs have good quality professors having PHD qualification. But the thing is one must compare from where this professors got their PHD degree. Talking about top NITs , professors have got higher degrees from either NITs/IITs. I have no idea in this regard about VITs. Also both in VIT as well as NITs , professors are indulged in a lot of research activities.
  7. Placements:— Most of the NITs have a rule that a company cannot hire more than 10 students from their college. But still most of the NITs enjoy nearly 100 percent placement . Let us consider a hypothetical situation that VIT also follows the same rule. Guess what percentage of students will be placed?? Average package of most NITs is greater than VIT.
  8. College fees:— In VIT , you would have to spend approx 25 lakhs for your 4 year stay there . On the other hand you can complete your Btech in NITs within 7 lakhs or so.

So based on these parameters, I can guess most of the NITs except the North eastern NITs and some newly constructed NITs are better than VIT.

But if you are the one who wants very good infrastructure and posh hostels, then VIT can be your choice.

Edit 1:— A lot of discrepancy regarding fees in VIT. It turns out that it’s almost 10-15 lpa which is nearly equivalent to fees in NITs.

WBJEE 2019 Exam: Registration, Syllabus , Results Dates and More.

Get all the detail of wbjee 2019 preparation tips also.

As an engineering student, I thought it would be an interesting idea to share my opinion on the WBJEE 2018 Exam Pattern – which I had attempted some time ago- and give you, my dear readers, some valuable tips. Please note that my observations are based on the WBJEE Exam Pattern of 2017 as the official notification for WBJEE 2018 is not yet out. But, in all probability, the WBJEE 2018 Exam Pattern is not likely to go through many changes. So, stay tuned to this article for a more in-depth view of the monstrous task WBJEE exams!

Before we get into the details, take a look at the WBJEE 2018 Syllabus, Eligibility & Important Dates to get a general overview about the entire process.

Please refer to the following table to understand the WBJEE 2018 Exam Pattern. The table explains the subject-wise division and category-wise marking scheme for WBJEE 2018.

WBJEE 2018 Exam Pattern

*Q – Number of Questions, M-Marks.

  • WBJEE 2018 will be of total 350 marks
  • The Question Paper has four sections viz. Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics & Biological Sciences.
  • Each section is further divided into three categories, each with a different marking scheme.

For easy understanding, we’ve put together a table explaining the category-wise marking scheme.

So, this was the WBJEE 2017 Exam Pattern and the Marking Scheme which is also expected for WBJEE 2018.

Now, as promised, here are some useful tips to manage the WBJEE 2018 Exam Pattern.

Tips for Managing the WBJEE 2018 Exam Pattern:

  • While attempting the Mathematics section, which is usually conducted first, I would advise you to attempt the Category 2 and Category 3 questions first, and then take up the Category 1 questions. This tried-and-tested approach helps you score well and leaves you with time for the Category 1 questions. It also boosts your self-confidence, which is a very crucial factor for doing well in the exams.
  • While solving Category 3 questions, please be very careful about not marking a wrong answeras it would lead to a waste of your time and no scoring of marks. Mark only those answers that you are sure about. Now, I hope you understand why Mathematics is so important for WBJEE 2018.
  • After the Mathematics section is over, you get a break of about an hour. You should utilize this time to relax and get ready for the next section, which again consists of two gruelling hours of problem-solving.
  • For the Physics and Chemistry Sections, again my advice is to attempt the Category 2 & Category 3 questions first. The reasons are pretty much the same as for the Mathematics section.

I didn’t attempt the Category 2 & 3 questions first while my friends did and they immensely benefitted from this approach. I did regret it later, but since you have already read about how my experience was, you should learn from it and implement the same.

Above all, the important thing is to stay motivated and attempt the WBJEE 2018 with a positive state of mind.

You can read about a detailed, step-by-step guide to filling the WBJEE 2018 application form here and about the WBJEE 2018 admit card here.

That’s all for today, folks. You could also read our article that provides all the information about WBJEE to get an edge over others.

All the best

IIIT Hydrabad: All About Ranking , Cutoffs And Placements And More.


IIIT Hyderabad: All You Need To Know
The International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad is one of the most reputed colleges for computer science in India, competing effectively even with the top IITs. It has a reputation for being highly research focussed and supplements this focus with state of the art facilities. IIIT Hyderabad is located in the upmarket Gachibowli area of Hyderabad, which also houses major technology companies.
Admissions : How do I get there?
Admission to IIIT Hyderabad is highly competitive, as one would expect. There are several admission modes:
  1. JEE Mains – Based on your JEE Mains rank, you can secure admission to IIIT Hyderabad.
  2. UGEE (Undergraduate Engineering Entrance Examination) – This consists of an exam and an interview conducted by IIIT-H. Through this, you can secure admission to the CL or CNS programmes.
    Olympiads – Students who have been selected for training to represent India in the various Olympiads (IOI, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Astronomy, IOL, PLO) can apply through this. There will be no examination, just an interview. Through this, you can secure admission to the Dual Degree programmes.
    DASA – Direct Admissions for Students Abroad. This is for those who either hold a foreign passport or have studied their 11th and 12th grades outside India. The SAT scores will be considered for admission (both SAT 1 and SAT 2). The SAT subject tests attempted should include Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. There is a separate admission process for such candidates.
Olympiads – Students who have been selected for training to represent India in the various Olympiads (IOI, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Astronomy, IOL, PLO) can apply through this. There will be no examination, just an interview. Through this, you can secure admission to the Dual Degree programmes.
DASA – Direct Admissions for Students Abroad. This is for those who either hold a foreign passport or have studied their 11th and 12th grades outside India. The SAT scores will be considered for admission (both SAT 1 and SAT 2). The SAT subject tests attempted should include Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. There is a separate admission process for such candidates.
Lateral Entry – As explained earlier. An entrance examination is conducted, followed by an interview.
    Olympiads – Students who have been selected for training to represent India in the various Olympiads (IOI, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Astronomy, IOL, PLO) can apply through this. There will be no examination, just an interview. Through this, you can secure admission to the Dual Degree programmes.
    DASA – Direct Admissions for Students Abroad. This is for those who either hold a foreign passport or have studied their 11th and 12th grades outside India. The SAT scores will be considered for admission (both SAT 1 and SAT 2). The SAT subject tests attempted should include Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. There is a separate admission process for such candidates.
    Lateral Entry – As explained earlier. An entrance examination is conducted, followed by an interview.
    Please note that since it is a private college, there are no reservations, except for the seats set aside for the DASA candidates, who cannot contest the other seats.
    Facilities
    IIIT Hyderabad has some of the best facilities in the country for those interested in studying Computer Science or Electronics. The labs are equipped with the latest equipment in sufficient quantity. The Lightning fast internet is provided to all the buildings, 24 hours a day. Since there is a lot of emphases here on pursuing research and projects, the labs are kept open around the clock for the use of researchers. There are customised Research Centres for different fields, such as Robotics, Security and Signal Processing. These labs are even sponsored for research projects by industry giants.
    The library is one of the largest in the country, and as befits a technical institution of this magnitude, has subscriptions to a plethora of scientific journals. This means that any time you want to view a paper which is otherwise paid, you can view and even download it if the college has taken a subscription to that particular magazine. In addition, it is well stocked with reference and text books, technical reports and literature.
    All students of IIIT-H are supposed to stay in the hostels, which are quite comfortable and equipped with all the necessary facilities. In the first year, students stay 2 to a room, which changes to single occupancy in the subsequent years. Girls may have attached bathrooms in the final year subjected to availability. In all the other cases, there will be common bathrooms. All rooms are connected to the internet and the local intranet in order to enable you to pursue research even from your own room. The hostels are equipped with a mini gym (apart from the large common gym open to all students), table tennis room, TV, library room, coolers, etc. There are four messes, including a common mess, and all the managerial work is performed by an indigenously developed IT portal. The canteen serves non-vegetarian food.
    For the athletes at IIIT Hyderabad, there is no shortage of facilities for you. There are well developed and maintained grounds and stadiums for badminton, hockey, swimming, cricket, volleyball, football, basketball, table tennis, etc.
    One interesting point to note is the RFID system. At all points of entry into the campus and the various buildings, the RFID system maintains logs of who is entering which building and at what time. While full freedom is provided with regards to movement, a close watch is maintained.
    Academics
    The college is very serious about academics and attendance. Missing lectures can cost you your grades! However, since the purpose of most students here is to learn and conduct quality research, this does not happen much.
    The main difference between IIIT-H and other engineering colleges is the curriculum. In most colleges, the first year of engineering is an introduction to the different fields of engineering, where you study computer science, electronics, principles of mechanical engineering and so on. However, here there is no such concept. The focus is on your department from the very first year, with some foundation computer science or electronics course being covered. In many semesters, projects are included as part of the curriculum, so everyone gets the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge. As their website says, “The programme is designed to create innovators and researchers.”
    In the initial stages of the programme, basic introductory courses are covered, such as databases and algorithms. In the latter half, students can specialise in different fields depending on their interest and take courses in those sub specialities alone.
    Courses at IIIT Hyderabad
    IIIT Hyderabad offers B.Tech programmes in both Computer Science and Engineering and Electronics and Communication Engineering. These are both four-year programmes. In addition, they also offer dual degrees:
    1. Tech culminating in MS by Research in CSE, ECE and Civil Engineering
      Tech in CS culminating in MS by Research in:
      Computational Natural Sciences (CNS)
      Computational Linguistics (CL)
      Exact Humanities
    Tech in CS culminating in MS by Research in:
    Computational Natural Sciences (CNS)
    Computational Linguistics (CL)
    Exact Humanities
      Tech in CS culminating in MS by Research in:
      Computational Natural Sciences (CNS)
      Computational Linguistics (CL)
      Exact Humanities
      They also have lateral entry programmes, meant for those who have already completed 2 years of their B.Tech degrees in other colleges. These courses last for four years and culminate in an MS.
      Application Form
      IIIT Hyderabad Application Form 2017 for JEE Main 2017 reopened from June 11 to June 13, 2017, while for DASA it was available from March 1 onwards in online mode. The deadline to fill the application form through DASA channel was April 29. IIIT Hyderabad application form for B.Tech admissions 2017 for NTSE-KVPY and Olympiad is over now on April 15. Applicants can apply for IIIT Hyderabad B.Tech Admissions 2017 through JEE Main 2017, DASA, NTSE-KVPY (NK) and Olympiad.
      For PGEE the last Date for Submission of Application Form was 31st March 2017 and the Date of Entrance Examination was on 30th April 2017 (Sunday)

      th April 2017 (Sunday)

      Application Fees for B.Tech Admission

      JEE MAIN 2017

      ₹ 1,500

      DASA

      ₹ 6,000

      NTSE, KVPY

      ₹ 2,000

      OLYMPIAD

      ₹ 2,000

      Mode of Payment- Net Banking/Debit Card /Credit Card
      Application Fee for PG Admission
      Applicants can apply for one or more programmes in the same form by indicating choices. The application fee is Rs.2000/- for one program and Rs.50/- extra for each additional programme applied for; application fee can be paid either through Credit Card or through Demand Draft
      Credit Card – While filling-in the Main Registration form, the candidate can opt for Credit Card option follow the subsequent instruction
      Demand Draft in favor of IIIT Hyderabad for appropriate amount should be drawn. A candidate must write application number (received in the confirmation mail) along with the name, email id on the reverse side of the demand draft and send the same to the Chairman, PG Admissions, IIIT, Gachibowli, Hyderabad-500032 (Andhra Pradesh)
      IIT-H B.Tech Eligibility Criteria 2017
      IIIT Hyderabad B.Tech Admission Eligibility Criteria 2017 provides details about the conditions set for eligibility by IIIT Hyderabad. The eligibility criteria of IIIT Hyderabad enlist eligibility conditions like age criteria, qualifying exams, marks obtained in qualifying exams, etc. Aspirants fulfilling the eligibility criteria of IIIT Hyderabad can apply online for the counselling.
      IIT-H PGEE Eligibility Criteria 2017
      B.E./B.Tech./M.E./M.Tech. (any branch including CSE/ECE/EEE/Civil/ Biotechnology), B.Arch., Masters Degree in Science/Mathematics/Information Technology/Computers/MCA Programmes
      In addition to being academically accomplished, the institute is looking for research scholars with passion for engaging in cutting-edge research and for those who aim to transform industry and society by developing new applications, systems and technology
      IIIT-H especially encourage applicants with any of the following:
      1. Good-quality research publications
      2. Participation in research-oriented projects
      3. Work experience in R&D labs
      4. Work experience in industry
      A student with an Engineering or Science degree in any field/area can seek admission to our programmes in fields other than the one in which they have completed their basic degree
      For instance, a candidate who has completed B.Tech in Electronics/Electrical/Civil Engineering can apply for M. Tech./M.S./PhD in Computer Science, and Bioinformatics.
      B.Tech Counselling 2017
      IIIT Hyderabad B.Tech Admission Counselling is conducted for admissions in IIIT Hyderabad done through 4 channels – JEE Main , Direct Admissions for Students of Abroad (DASA), National Talent Search Examination and Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (NK) and Olympiad. The first three channels (JEE Main, DASA and NK) will be conducted by counselling of IIIT Hyderabad B.Tech Admission 2017, while the fourth round, Olympiad, will be conducted separately, in case, there is any vacancy.
      Below are the scheduled dates of IIIT Hyderabad B.Tech Counselling for all the JEE Main 2017 qualified candidates:

      S.No

      Rounds

      Announcement Date of Counselling of IIIT Hyderabad B.Tech 2017

      Acceptance Date & Payment of Fee
      (On or before)

      1

      Round 1

      June 20, 2017

      June 29, 2017

      2

      Round 2

      July 01, 2017

      July 05, 2017

      3

      Round 3

      July 06, 2017

      July 08, 2017

      4

      Round 4 (if required)

      July 10, 2017

      July 11, 2017

      4

      Round 5 (if required)

      July 12, 2017

      July 14, 2017

      IIIT Hyderabad B.Tech 2017 Seats
      Below are the sanctioned seats in IIIT Hyderabad for B.tech programmes:

      B.Tech. Program

      No. of Seats

      Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)

      80

      Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE)

      40

      Computer Science and Engineering and Master of Science in Computer Science and Engineering by Research (CSD)

      35

      Electronics and Communication Engineering and Master of Science in Electronics and Communication Engineering by Research (ECD)

      25

      Computer Science and Master of Science in Computational Natural Sciences by Research (CND)

      15

      Civil Engineering and Master of Science in Building Sciences and Engineering by Research (BSD)

      15

      Total

      210

      PGEE Counselling 2017
      • Qualified candidates of IIITH PGEE 2017 are required to download the counselling letter.
        They must report to the allotted institute as per the specified schedule with their original certificates and attested copies for verification.
        To secure a seat, candidates must clear the personal interview.
        Admission fees must be paid and all formalities have to be completed by the candidates, who get selected in the interview.
      They must report to the allotted institute as per the specified schedule with their original certificates and attested copies for verification.
      To secure a seat, candidates must clear the personal interview.
      Admission fees must be paid and all formalities have to be completed by the candidates, who get selected in the interview.
        They must report to the allotted institute as per the specified schedule with their original certificates and attested copies for verification.
        To secure a seat, candidates must clear the personal interview.
        Admission fees must be paid and all formalities have to be completed by the candidates, who get selected in the interview.
        Fee Structure
        1. Fee Structure for UG Students
        The fee structure in IIT-H varies according to the mode of admission for Undergraduate degree.
        a) Fee structure for JEE Main Mode:-

        Tuition fee

        Rs.97,500 for first semester

        (Payment should be made for acceptance of seat allotment)

        Caution Deposit

        Rs. 10,000 (One time payment. Refundable at the end of the programme)

        Seat Allotment Fee

        Students allotted a seat in 1stround, have to pay Rs. 10,000/- as Seat Allotment Fee and Rs. 97,500/- as tuition fee for the full semester.
        If a student is not allotted a seat in the 1st round of allotment, he has to pay Rs. 20,000/- (Rs.10,000 for Seat Allotment Fee + Rs.10,000 as tuition fee advance) to participate in further rounds of allotment.

        Student who has been allotted a seat in 2nd/3rd/4th round has to pay balance tuition fee of Rs.87,500/- towards Tuition Fee to accept the seat.

        If the student is not allotted a seat in any programme after all allotment rounds, an amount of Rs.19,000/- is refunded while retaining Rs.1,000/- as processing charges.

        Hostel Fee, Water & Electric Charges

        Hostel Fee, Water & Electric Charges for girls is Rs 12,700 per semester and for boys is Rs 13,375 per semester [On Sharing Basis]

        Mess Charges

        Rs. 15,000 (to be adjusted against actuals )

        Text books

        Rs 1800/-

        b) Fee structure for NOK/CLD/CHD/LE

        Fee structure for NOK/CLD/CHD/LE

        Tuition fee

        Rs.97,500 for first semester (Payment should be made for acceptance of seat allotment)

        Caution Deposit

        Rs. 10,000 (One-time payment. Refundable at the end of the programme

        Seat Allotment Fee

        Rs. 10,000[Non-refundable]

        Hostel Fee, Water & Electric Charge

        UG girls – Rs 12,700 per semester [On Sharing Basis] and for UG boys is Rs 13,375 per semester [On Sharing Basis]

        Mess Charges

        Rs. 15,000 (to be adjusted against actuals )

        Text books

        Rs 1800/-

        c) Fee structure for DASA

        Tuition fee

        Tuition fee of USD 6000 for the first semester [Payment should be made for seat Acceptance]

        Caution Deposit

        Rs. 10,000 (One-time payment. Refundable at the end of the programme)

        Seat Allotment Fee

        Rs. 10,000 [Non-refundable]

        Hostel Fee, Water & Electric Charges

        Hostel Fee, Water & Electric Charges for girls is Rs 12,700 per semester [On Sharing Basis] and for boys is Rs 13,375 per semester [On Sharing Basis]

        Mess Charges

        Rs. 15,000 (to be adjusted against actuals )

        Text books

        Rs 1800/-

        2. Fee Structure for PG Students

        Tuition fee

        Rs.97,500 for 1st semester [Payment should be made for seat Acceptance]

        Caution Deposit

        Rs. 10,000 (One-time payment. Refundable at the end of the programme) [MS/PhD students should make this payment for Seat Acceptance]

        Admission Fee

        Rs. 10,000 [Non-refundable] [For M.Tech. 1st year Students][Payment should be made for seat Acceptance]

        Mess Charges

        Rs. 15,000 (to be adjusted against actuals)

        Hostel Fee, Water & Electric Charges

        Hostel Fee, Water & Electric Charges for M.Tech. Boys and Girls is Rs 11,800 per semester [On Sharing Basis] and for MS/PhD boys and girls it is Rs 12,700 per semester [Single Occupancy]

        Placements
        Given the high-quality education at IIIT-H, the placements seem to be very promising for students willing to join core companies. It routinely beats the IITs in terms of the average package, which was Rs. 18.53 LPA (lakh per annum) for CSE and Rs. 13.44 LPA for ECE in 2016, with the highest package being Rs. 35 lakh for CSE and Rs. 27.5 lakh for ECE. Notably, the institute boasts a 100% placement record for B.Tech and M.Tech, and nearly 100% for MS. The Institute received bumper offers from various biggies in the market such as Amazon, Oracle, Adobe, American Express, HCL, Qualcomm, Paypal, Mercedez Benz, Facebook, Microsoft, Verizon and Honeywell among many others.
        In the recruitment drive, the institute has observed an increase in the number of international companies. The year 2016 witnessed Japanese firms as good paymasters.

        Top 10 Tips For Jee Main 2019 Preparation.

        Try the shortest approach to any MCQ.

        ANYTHING THAT SAVES TIME WILL LEAD TO MORE MARKS.

        JEE Main exam is a significant milestone for you. To reach to a good All India Rank, you must score high. That’s a simple statement, which is a little more difficult to achieve than to just state.

        Remember about efficiency you have studied in physics? Well your efficiency is defined like this.

        Your efficiency for JEE Mains = (Effort put in) / (Satisfaction of JEE Main performance)

        You will definitely have to work on the numerator indicated in the equation’s right side. And of course it will automatically improve the denominator. But the factor of time management in exam is crucial. To have a better time management, you need to devote less time per question, while increasing accuracy.

        To lessen time per question, you must know the shorter approach to solving it.

        • You will have to solve 90 questions in 180 minutes.
        • On an average you have two minutes per question.
        • But some questions that involve calculations will take more time.
        • If you save half a minute on every question you automatically will be able to attempt more questions and in a better fashion.
        • You can attempt at least 5-6 more questions correctly by saving time. It will lead to increase in at least 20 to 24 marks. This will improve your rank by hundreds and thousands!

        Plan your weekly and daily time table.

        SET YOUR GOALS REALISTICALLY. DO NOT TRY TO OUTDO YOUR CAPABILITIES.

        It is not humanly possible to finish the complete syllabus in a day. So unless you are flash, don’t write down in your calendar “Today I will finish the entire syllabus!”

        Chart a weekly time table in which note down the chapters you will solve from so-and-so book; number of sample papers you will solve and revision.

        Also create a day-wise time table outlining important subjects for study and goals. We have written more on this in this article – JEE Main Preparation in 30 days.

        Do not get tensed frequently.

        A LITTLE BIT OF WORRY IS GOOD. A LOT OF WORRY LEADS TO WRECKAGE.

        Be happy and stay calm. JEE or any engineering entrance exam is not the end of your world. You need to stay focused and repeatedly tell yourself that you can do it!

        Ignore pesky and bothersome relatives or so-called well wishers who keep bothering you about marks or taunting your performance. Take every criticism positively and work with only one goal in mind – I am going to give my best!

        Practice previous year papers.

        TAKE A LEAF FROM THE PAST.

        Technically, that’s not actually a phrase, but it just wants to convey one thing – You must learn and understand the exam from past year papers. JEE Main and AIEEE past year papers are available here for you – JEE Main previous year question papers and answers. You must most definitely practice past year papers and analyse your performance.

        You can read our article on important JEE Main preparation guidelines to understand how past year papers must be solved.

        Use self taken notes to revise formulas.

        REVISION DOES NOT MEAN READING THE WHOLE BOOK AGAIN. THAT’S WHEN NOTES COME IN USEFUL.

        You might be great at time management. But it is not feasible to read all the chapters two days before the exam. We strongly suggest that in the three to four days before your JEE Main exam, go through self written notes you have taken during your preparation for JEE Mains.

        Method of elimination to answer MCQs.

        THERE ARE ONLY FOUR OPTIONS AND ONE OF THEM IS THE KEY TO +4 MARKS.

        JEE Main has only multiple choice questions with single correct answer. JEE Advanced may have some questions on MCQs with multiple correct answer. Use the MCQ pattern to your advantage.

        Instead of asking yourself “Which of these options is right?“, ask “Which of these are wrong?“. But please note that the process of elimination (POE) may not work on all questions.

        Take care of your health.

        EAT HEALTHY, STAY HEALTHY AND SLEEP WELL.

        You must keep your sleeping pattern in check as well. At least a week before the exam day, start sleeping early and waking up after a good sleep. If you are a late sleeper and late riser, you may feel sleepy on the exam day because of sleep deficiency on that day.

        Also, good and health eating habits will make you feel more fresh and alert during your JEE Main preparation.

        Best of luck for your exam!!!