Updated: June 26, 2019 4:38:57 pm
JEE Advanced result 2019: If you have failed to make the cut for the Joint Engineering Examination (JEE), then you are not alone. Out of the 9 lakh students who appeared for the national-level exam, only 2.5 lakh make it to JEE Advanced and further, only thousands get through IITs. Does that mean, others will not get good colleges? No. There still are several options left for those who could not crack the JEEs.
If you are among one of them who could not clear the exam this year, take time and decide your priorities. If IITs is your goal then you might want to skip a year or you can also consider moving to IITs for your postgraduate degree, too. If it is a course that you are aspiring for then there are several other options.
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Private colleges: There are lots of private engineering institutes which offer courses such as Birla Institute of Technology, Vellore Institute of Technology, SRM University, Manipal University, etc.
No longer are private colleges considered a bad option. In fact, many private colleges have some of the top-ranked courses and better industry collaboration that the ones in government colleges. Private colleges have their own admission criteria including marks obtained in board exams. Candidates need to check affiliation, placement records etc before applying.
Non-engineering options: Not only engineering or a degree in B.Tech, but there are also lots of courses such as BCA (Computer Applications), B.Arch (Architecture), B.Sc. Aviation (with Commercial Pilot training), B.Sc. Nautical Science (Merchant Navy training), B.Des. in Industrial/Product Design, B.FTech (Fashion Technology) etc. which provide some professional expertise for you to give your career a boost. Many emerging courses related to science can provide top-rated jobs. Check out these emerging courses
Drop a year: Only consider dropping a year if you are sure of maintaining a strict routine and following schedule (even harder than last year). Also, it is important to keep a backup plan ready which can be taking admission in a course for the meanwhile, as well.
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