The most important things for admission are PATIENCE and PERSEVERANCE!!!! There are a multitude of steps and stages and it pays to be patient till the end. Most people get admission only at third stage and beyond.
Research is the key to selecting the right branch and the right location. Do not miss any deadlines. Keep track of dates and follow-up accordingly.
Visit the website http://www.dte.org.in and find out details for the various colleges and branches. Spend time on this website. It may well turn out to be your most productive time on the internet! Keep a separate notebook and write down whatever you think is important information from this website. Allotment lists will also be available at the COEP, Pune website and the VJTI website in addition to the DTE website.
Find out the level of risk you are comfortable with and select branches and colleges accordingly while applying. A good rule of thumb is to have about 10% of colleges that you might just miss out on, but would like to really get.
If you have to get admission to a private college and are short on finances, get a loan! India is a rapidly developing economy and lots of student loan plans are available. Not having the money is simply not an excuse! Get help from your parents and other elders and visit some of the banks. Some of the bank links are provided on this page. If you know influential people or have rich relatives, use their help to get the loan. Don't be shy about it, it may be the most important decision of your life! You might get a loan if you walk into the bank yourself! Walk into your local bank for more information.
Do not go by the current demand!! Information Technology is a good discipline! Any branch that has rapidly developing technology is a good branch to be in. This applies to chemical related branches too. Indians are reputed hard workers worldwide and you should be able to do well in the future.
Do not think that you cannot be an engineer. The branch requires diverse personalities.
Let us know of your unique experiences or if any bank is helpful and we will post it on the website for other students reference.
Do not worry about not getting into government colleges where you might have paid lower fees! With the loans that are available, a good private college matches and in many cases exceeds government colleges.
Here is a list of Frequently Asked Questions related to admissions.
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