VIJAYAWADA: Computer Engineering (CES) has once again overtaken traditional engineering subjects like civil and mechanical in terms of student interest in undergraduate courses in Andhra Pradesh.
There is a huge demand for CSE among students and parents. Ninety-four percent of CSE places have been filled and there has been a good response to emerging technology courses.
Of the 1,699 B.Tech seats available in all engineering schools in 13 districts of the state, 80,935 were filled during the first phase of the AP Eapcet itself.
Of the 24,904 seats available for the CSE branch, 23,835 seats (96%) were filled during the first phase itself and only 1,069 remained vacant. Students opted for EPE as their next first choice in which 20,275 seats (84.57%) were filled out of a total of 23,977 seats and 3,702 remained vacant.
Of 3,846 places in computer science, artificial intelligence and machine learning, 3,369 places have been filled. For the CSE data science stream, 2,328 out of 2,772 seats have been allocated. Out of 1,938 seats for Artificial Intelligence, 1,716 have been filled and 785 out of 900 seats have been allocated to CSE cybersecurity.
Likewise, 440 students were admitted to the CSE Internet Of Things course, which had 564 places. Likewise, 375 of the 381 seats in the CSE enterprise systems. The CSE blockchain computer cybersecurity course also saw good demand with 350 places out of 357 places available, 266 places out of 288 in CSE artificial intelligence and data science, 273 out of a total of 288 in CSE information technology and 284 places completed out of a total of 288 in Computer and Technology.
No less than 206 positions have been filled out of a total of 240 positions in CSE design, 100 positions out of 162 in cybersecurity, 143 positions out of a total of 144 in computer science and systems engineering, 42 positions out of a total of 48 positions in cloud computing CSE, the 24 seats occupied in CSE big data analysis, 21 seats occupied in the computer network, 20 seats out of a total of 21 in the biological sciences of the CSE occupied and 20 seats out of a total of 21 in software engineering CS busy.
Although there were 12,678 places in Mechanical Engineering, only 4,760 students or 37% opted for this option, while only 58.5% of the 10,931 places were filled for B. Tech EEE and 4,455 places. (45%) were filled out of a total of 9,904 places in civil engineering.
Experts claim that students in mechanical, civil, and EEE streams can also get plenty of opportunities in software professions, but the lack of awareness among students and parents has impacted traditional engineering courses.
Students M. Shayita and N. Rajakumari, who opted for CSE, claimed that they could study all software related topics in CSE in depth and could later opt for specialized courses during the course. third year through choice-based credit systems.
They said that at present, the majority of companies are choosing ESC applicants over students in traditional engineering courses, who may have studied emerging technologies.