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Addressing a press conference here today, the NIT director, M. P. Chandrasekharan, said that only candidates who had passed\appeared for 10+2 or equivalent examinations from institutions located in Kerala or Lakshadweep and qualified in the AIEEE were eligible for centralised counselling at the NIT, Calicut.
The first phase consists of `Off-Campus On-line Counselling' in which candidates sitting at home\nearby place could exercise initial choices of institutes and branches through internet (www.ccb.nic.in) . The first phase had started on June 20, 2003 and would be closed by July 5, 2003. Students would be provided five opportunities to change choices in this phase.
The candidates who were availing this web site facility would be given a password, which could be used by the candidate for further enquiries. NIT, Calicut would provide computer facilities with internet connectivity in its Main Computer Centre on all working days from 10 am to 4 pm, excluding Sundays and public holidays, for candidates to exercise their options in the first phase. Interested candidates should report to the Main Computer Centre at NIT, Calicut along with the AIEEE Admit Card.
The second phase, `On-Campus On-Line Counselling', the counselling and admission would be from July 10 to 18, 2003 at NIT, Calicut as per AIEEE Rank and Category and the schedule provided by the Central Counselling Board. The candidates could visit the web site `www.ccb.nic.in' for details such as the institutions, courses offered, number of seats available, fee structure, eligibility criterion, certificates to be produced for Phase II counselling and the counselling schedule.
A total of 3.94 lakh seats were available nationally among the engineering institutions, of which there were 301 sure seats for Keralites. A total of 188 seats out of the 301 were available in NIT, Calicut itself. The candidates from the State could compete for a total of 2,013 seats nationally in around 31 institutions for admissions under the AIEEE.
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