DTE Admissions 2019-20

DTE Admissions 2019-20

Should 'I' repeat Entrance Exam or Not

PUBLISH DATE 5th July 2019

To repeat or not to repeat? This is a question which pops up in the minds of many students. Many students are not satisfied with their results, and they are doubtful whether they should repeat the engineering entrance or not.

After receiving various inquiries from students and parents, we decided to write this article to clear all of the doubts you might encounter!

After having results in your hand and available institutes with that result, your mind might be hitting below questions repeatedly :

  1. Are these institutes worth taking admission in?
  2.  Should I drop a year for getting betterment in score and college option?

To answer the above questions we have written this article. This will help you not only in making a wise decision but also to keep you motivated towards the path you choose.

Should you drop a year? 

A teacher once said “If you think that you can do it, then give your life a chance. Because there is nothing worse than regretting it throughout your life.” 

Factors you should consider :

1. Are you determined to take engineering as your career option: Because if you desire to become something else then its better you drop it now and go for that, or else you will be asking yourself this question 4 years later in another context.

2. Now ask yourself why did you fail: Was it because of some kind of distraction or because you could not realize the competition of the outside world? If it was because of such silly things then yes you can give yourself another chance. And if you had worked really hard and still could barely manage then this extra years would still not be enough. (Your board's marks will tell a lot here. You know your capabilities best.)

3. Can you live a disciplined life: One year and such a huge syllabus take huge efforts and the only key I ever knew was discipline.

4. Are you sure you can get a better college next time? If you are positive that you can get a top college by studying hard and improving your strategy then only you should attempt the exam again. Otherwise, you would be wasting a year of your life to ultimately end up in the same range of colleges(Tier 2 or Tier 3).

5. Time and money: Are you willing to invest a significant amount of time and money needed for various things like coaching, books, consulting etc.?

6. Pressure: If you are repeating a year, your parents and teachers would expect an improved result next time. Are you able to handle the increasing pressure that comes with repeating a year? If you cannot handle pressure, this might not be the right choice for you.

If any of the above is negative then we must say that things may not come up as desired. we have seen good students getting lost and we have seen mediocre students rising to success.

What are the things to do?

1. Boost your confidence. You had done better in the past and you can do it once again. You don’t need miracles to happen. It’s all within you.

2. Get yourself into a coaching class or some test series. Remember practice is what makes you perfect. And most importantly learn from your mistakes.

3. Set your daily goals. When it’s a matter of just 300 days, you need to have goals and strict deadlines. If necessary keep a to-do-list.

4. Challenge yourself and keep pushing your boundaries.

5. Have just the right amount of sleep and you know best what to do of the rest time.

6. Motivate. Just remember the first day when you decide. Once you are into it then you have to do it because you already have staked a year of your life, you have to gain some returns from it. Remember life is not just about you. It is also about the people around you, your parents and your peers. And just remember, it’s your choice and you have chosen to do something better.

7. Restrict socialization: Time is limited for you. You cannot afford to use Facebook or WhatsApp(other Social Media). You are now a gladiator fighting your own battle.

8. It’s never a waste of year because wherever you stand after completion of engineering from a 3 tier institute, you will always stand ahead of that if you graduate from tier 1 or 2 institutions.

With an increase in the pace of industrialization, automation and IT sector there is a huge demand for skilled professions having reputed degrees and passion for their fields.

OTHER FACTORS TO BE CONSIDERED :

  1. Placement statistics: Placement statics of premier institution institutions are rising every year because firms are looking for more skilled graduates at the same time placement statistics of 3 tier or below institutes are falling every year. So if you are repeating you should be determined to secure admission in premier institutions.
  2. Competition: Competition level of entrance exams are rising every year also the number of students appearing for the exam is also increasing. You should be very determined to beat the competition.
  3. Exam pattern: Exam pattern may not be the same for the next year. Your preparation should be compatible to resist the change if any

Placement Statistics:

It is important for students to engage in the industry and secure high profile jobs after completion of graduation. Placements play a pivotal role in the life of a student. Hence, when choosing a university it is of utmost importance to see the placements statistics. Here, we have provided the placements statistics for the top 3 engineering colleges in Maharashtra:

IIT BOMBAY

Programme-wise placement data 2017-18

Program

Registered

Participated

Placed

Percentage

B. tech

562

514

438

85.21

Dual degree(B tech + M tech)

195

174

157

90.23

M Tech(2 years)

542

489

403

82.41

5 Yr M. Sc.

16

15

9

60.00

2 Yr M. Sc.

152

88

41

46.59

M Des

57

57

35

61.40

Other programmes

165

158

34

21.51

Total

1689

1495

1117

74.72

College of Engineering, Pune

Total Placement Details: 2017-18:

SN

Branch

Enrolled

Selected

%

1

Computer

79

78

98.73

2

IT

65

63

96.92

3

E & TC

71

65

91.55

4

Mechanical

148

111

75

5

Production

71

49

69.01

6

Electrical

76

67

88.16

7

Instrumentation

39

38

97.44

8

Metallurgy

57

35

61.4

9

Civil

66

47

71.21

10

Planning

46

18

39.13

 

 

718

571

79.53

VJTI(Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute)

Total Placement Details: 2017-18:

Sr No

Branch

Enrolled

Selected

%

1

B. Tech Civil

67

59

88.05

2

B. Tech Comp

72

68

94.44

3

B. Tech Elec

65

57

87.69

4

B. Tech EX

65

59

90.76

5

B. Tech Extc.

64

59

92.18

6

B. Tech IT

70

67

95.71

7

B. Tech Mech

69

61

88.40

8

B. Tech Prod

63

33

52.38

9

B. Tech Text

58

56

96.55

Trends in placements in upcoming years:

  1. As shown from the above data, top engineering colleges have maintained placement statistics and the rate of placement is expected to grow in upcoming years.
  2. Private engineering colleges are increasingly finding it tougher to get their students placed, as students lack the technical skills needed for the industry.
  3. A news report states that organizations are willing to offer up to 60% higher salaries, as compared to the previous year, for niche IT roles in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Science and Robotics etc.
  4. It is predicted that the majority of the industries are likely to use automation for most of the production operations, thus drastically reducing manpower requirement. According to a prediction, by 2020, 50% of the industries may go for maximum automation. Only skilled technicians will be required, hence institutes will have to find some alternative to maintain their placement statistics.
  5.  One important observation is that most of the students studying in core engineering branches in tier-2 colleges are very poor or below average in their communication skills. They do not have the confidence to participate in group discussions, which are an important part of the placement process. These students need to refine their skills to be competitive applicants in the placement process.

Pros and Cons of Repeating:

  • Pros
  • Cons

Chances of getting admission in a premier institute

If you don’t get admission in a premier institute, you will be stuck with a Tier-2 or Tier-3 college

Less education cost if you get a good institute

More education cost if the institute is private

Less struggle to stand in a good position after graduation.

More struggle if you do not get a good institute

No regret in future that you didn’t give yourself a second chance which you deserved.

Will get frustrated if things don’t work out as planned in the second attempt

Money invested in repeating will be earned later after you secure a financially stable job

The initial cost of repeating might be high due to coaching, books, study material, and exam fees

It is advisable to repeat a year if you can handle pressure and are confident that you did not perform as per your full potential

If you cannot handle pressure, repeating a year might not be advisable as some students can fail to perform well under pressure

Here we tried to cover all Proj & Cons, Still, if any query Email us: contact@vidyarthimitra.org