VIJAYAWADA: Computer Science Engineering (CES) has once again trounced traditional engineering subjects like civil and mechanical in terms of the interest of students for bachelor degree courses in Andhra Pradesh.
There is a huge demand for CSE among students and parents. Ninety-four per cent seats in CSE have been filled and there has been a good response to emerging technology courses.
Out of 1,12,699 B.Tech seats available in all engineering colleges in 13 districts of the state, 80,935 were filled in the first phase of the AP Eapcet itself.
Out of 24,904 seats available for CSE branch, 23,835 seats (96 per cent) were filled in the first phase itself and only 1,069 remained unfilled. The students have opted for ECE as their next top choice in which 20,275 seats (84.57%) were filled out of a total seats of 23,977 and 3,702 remained vacant.
Out of 3,846 seats in Computer Science Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, 3,369 seats were filled up. For CSE data science stream, 2,328 seats out of 2,772 seats were alloted. Out of 1,938 seats for Artificial Intelligence, 1,716 were filled, and 785 out of 900 seats were allocated in CSE cyber security.
Similarly, 440 students got admission into the CSE Internet Of Things course, which had 564 seats. Similarly, 375 out of 381 seats in CSE business systems. CSE blockchain IT cybersecurity course has also seen a good demand with 350 seats getting filled out of 357 seats available, 266 seats filled out of 288 in CSE artificial intelligence and data science, 273 filled out of total 288 in CSE information technology, and 284 seats filled out of total 288 in Computer Science and Technology.
As many as 206 seats were filled out of total 240 seats in CSE design, 100 filled out of 162 in cyber security, 143 filled out of a total 144 in Computer Science and Systems Engineering, 42 filled out of total 48 seats in CSE cloud computing, all 24 seats filled in CSE big data analytics, all 21 seats filled in the computer network, 20 filled out of total 21 in CSE bioscience filled and 20 seats out of total 21 in CS software engineering filled.
Though there were 12,678 seats in mechanical engineering, only 4,760 students or 37 per cent opted for it, while only 58.5 per cent of 10,931 seats were filled up for B. Tech EEE and 4,455 seats (45 per cent) were filled out of a total of 9,904 seats in civil engineering.
Experts claim that students of mechanical, civil and EEE streams also can get many opportunities in software professions but the lack of awareness among students and parents has impacted the traditional engineering courses.
Students M. Shayita and N. Rajakumari, who opted for CSE, claimed that they could study all subjects related software thoroughly in CSE and later on they can opt for specialised courses during the third year through choice-based credit systems.
They stated that presently the majority of corporate companies choose CSE aspirants compared to students of traditional engineering courses, who might have studied emerging technologies....