Government College Technology Education News
GCT to issue TANCET Applications & Hall Tickets 2013
Issuing of hall tickets for the Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test ( TANCET ) held by Anna University, Chennai, by spot registration will begin at the Government College of Technology ( GCT ) Coimbatore on 6th February, 2013. The examination is a criterion for students to get admitted into MBA, MCA, M.E., M. Tech., M. Arch., and M. Plan programmes.
The issuing of hall tickets will be launched by V. Lakshmi Prabha, Principal of GCT.
Candidates, interested in appearing for TANCET need to take along photocopies of the standard X and Plus – Two mark sheets along with a fee of 500 ( 250 for SC / ST ), to collect the hall ticket.
Those belonging to the SC / SCA / ST communities should carry along a photocopy of their community certificate.
The university has designated 15 centres across the State where students can collect the hall tickets by producing the relevant documents.
Hall tickets will be issued till 7th April, 2013.
Details on eligibility criteria and for registering online, visit www.annauniv.edu/tancet2013.
For enquiries, call 0422 – 2432221.
MCA & MBA Counselling begins at Government College of Technology
Counselling for admission to MCA degree courses offered in Government, Government – Aided, and Self – Financing Engineering and Arts and Science Colleges of Tamil Nadu for the academic year 2012 – 2013 will begin here at the Government College of Technology on 22nd July, 2012.
The first day will be for physically challenged students. It will begin at 2 pm.
The general counselling will begin on 23rd July, 2012 and go on till 30th July, 2012 including Sundays. It will start at 8 am and be held in five batches every day. There are a total of 6,109 candidates, as against last year’s 11,014 candidates, appearing for the MCA counselling.
The minimum marks for the first day general counselling will be 34.500.
MBA Counselling :
The counselling for admission to MBA courses will begin on 3rd August, 2012. The first day will be for physically challenged students. It will begin at 3 pm.
General counselling will begin on 4th August, 2012 and go on till 17th August, 2012 including Sundays. There are a total of 11,118 candidates, as against last year’s 11,694 candidates, appearing for the MBA counselling.
The minimum marks for the first day of general counselling will be 27.000.
The rank list of candidates, who have cleared the Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test ( TANCET ), has been uploaded on the website http://www.gct.ac.in
Candidates have been called for counselling as per the rank based on the mark secured in TANCET conducted by Anna University, Chennai. Candidates have been informed of the counselling date. Those who have applied for counselling and not received the intimation can appear based on the rank.
Candidates should pay a counselling fee of 5,300 ( 1,150 for SC / ST candidates ) by cash or Demand Draft drawn in favour of “The Secretary, Tamil Nadu MBA / MCA Admissions 2011, Coimbatore – 13”.
Counselling Schedule :
Minimum Marks of the Day
Master of Computer Application ( MCA )
|22nd July, 2012||Sunday ( A.N )||All Physically Challenged Candidates|
|23rd July, 2012||Monday||34.500|
|24th July, 2012||Tuesday||29.250|
|25th July, 2012||Wednesday||25.250|
|26th July, 2012||Thursday||22.000|
|27th July, 2012||Friday||19.000|
|28th July, 2012||Saturday||16.000|
|29th July, 2012||Sunday||12.500|
|30th July, 2012||Monday||Remaining Candidates|
Master of Business Admistration ( MBA )
|3rd August, 2012||Friday ( A.N )||All Physically Challenged Candidates|
|4th August, 2012||Saturday||27.000|
|5th August, 2012||Sunday||20.000|
|6th August, 2012||Monday||16.200|
|7th August, 2012||Tuesday||13.600|
|8th August, 2012||Wednesday||11.400|
|9th August, 2012||Thursday||10.000|
|10th August, 2012||Friday||8.400|
|11th August, 2012||Saturday||6.800|
|12th August, 2012||Sunday||5.600|
|13th August, 2012||Monday||4.400|
|14th August, 2012||Tuesday||3.000|
|16th August, 2012||Thursday||Remaining Candidates|
|17th August, 2012||Friday|
GCT Alumni recall Their Student Days
Students of the last batch of the Government College of Technology, Coimbatore, from the then Madras Presidency got together here on Sunday.
After half-a-century, more than 30 men from the 1960 batch came together to celebrate the Golden Jubilee reunion, recalling their pleasant memories of the college, hostel and also the city.
“I have come to meet my friends, to see how they are doing in life and also recollect our student days,” said G. Manoharan, a civil engineer.
To meet his friends, the engineer-turned-financial consultant had come all the way from the U.S.
On stumbling upon P.S. Nilakantan, his batch mate from electrical engineering department, Mr. Manoharan recalled their passion for drama. He said: “We staged plays very often.
And, the play ‘Ashokanin Kaathali’ got us the second prize in an inter-collegiate competition.”
Mr. Nilakantan spoke about the staging of ‘Chanakya’ drama and how Mr. Manoharan always managed to bag important roles.
Addressing the gathering, the chartered electrical engineer said he could not believe they had all crossed 70 years. “I believe am still 28 and have been maintaining the age for the past 40 plus years.”
His classmate V.S. Durai, who had retired from Tata Power, shared with his batch mates that he was ragged even while going to the college for the admission interview.
“The seniors asked why I had come in half-trousers for the interview. I showed the admission post card, which had mentioned the dress code for sports. My reply led me to being a part of the college cricket team.”
S.R. Padmanabhan, an electrical engineer, recalled how he made it to the alumni meet. “I was not in touch with most of my batch mates and was leading a retired life in Mumbai.
The meet organiser K.R.S.A. Subhan, who only knew that I had retired from the Cable Corporation of India, contacted the Chennai branch of the office, got hold of my number and invited me to the meet. I am so touched and happy to be here.”
The reunion had also some interesting moments when an alumnus, while trying to recollect the name of a faculty, mentioned his inimical pronunciation : “What’s the name of the sir, who pronounces unique as uni-q?”
The ‘students’ had a pleasant surprise in R. Palanivelu, their professor.
He was a faculty in the civil engineering department from 1956 to 1979.
He said his white-and-white attire made his students nickname him Mr. White and White.
Mr. Subhan, an electrical engineer, said as first year students they had surveyed the second Peelamedu railway line, which is more or less a reality now.
He added that the Government College of Technology, one of the two Government-run institutions in those days (the other being the Government College of Engineering, Guindy), drew students from South Canara, Malabar and Coimbatore regions of the then Madras Presidency.
The alumni got to see a slideshow of photographs of their student days, the college – then and now, and also Coimbatore.
On a parting note, the members of the 1960 batch vowed to meet in five years’ time.
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