Hyderabad: Students from Telangana region fared poorly in the Engineering, Agriculture and Medicine Common Entrance Test 2011, with the top positions being bagged by students from Coastal Andhra region in the results which were declared on Wednesday.
Releasing the results at the JNTU, Minister for Higher and Technical Education Damodar Rajanarasimha said that 82.54 percent aspirants in the engineering stream cleared the test while 85.18 per cent students were qualified in medicine category.
Boys did well in the Engineering stream while medicine stream was dominated by the girls.
The top spots in both the Engineering and Medicine streams were bagged by students from Vijayawada while only one student from Telangana managed to make it to the top ten in the medicine stream. Besides the topmost ranks, Coastal Andhra students also made their presence felt overwhelmingly in the top ten bracket, capturing most of the spots.
The dominance of students from Coastal Andhra can be gauged by the fact that they managed to capture five of the top ten spots in the engineering stream.
Traditionally, students from Hyderabad managed to show a far better performance while students from other parts of Telangana too do well. Better faculty and infrastructure are said to be behind the success of students from Telangana.
The final ranks would be announced after the marks from the students’ Intermediate exams are added for weightage, by the first week of July.
In the engineering stream, Nalla Prathyush, Nagam Prashanth and Chilamkurthy Shashank shared the top spot securing 155 marks. They were followed by P Avinash and C Yeshwanth with 154 marks each at the second place while K Harshawardhan, A Suryakiran, A Raghavendra Kiran, M Tarun Kumar Reddy, P Sai Chaitanya and B Srikalyani managed 153 marks each.
In the medicine stream, Mandalapu Himaja of Vijayawada secured topped the list of qualified candidates with 158 marks followed by S Umamaheswari and N Snehitha who obtained 157 marks each.
They were followed by Nittala Roda Faith and S Kamini with 155 marks each. G Siva Jeswanth, R Sunny Joel, Mohammed Salman, AGV Naresh and M Lakshmi Pravallika were among the top rank holders.
On the occasion, the Minister also released the final key of EAMCET 2011.
The last date for revaluation and recounting is June 18. The web-based counseling will be conducted for candidates from the third week of July and classes will begin from August second week.(INN)