Analysis of Last Ranks of Allotments in Engineering, Architecture and Pharmacy Courses After Second MOP-UP Phase , KEAM 2020

Dr.Santhosh.S, Former Joint Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, Kerala

The second mop-up allotments to the Engineering, Architecture and Pharmacy courses of KEAM 2020 were limited to the existing vacancies of government colleges. The most preferred Engineering college is continued to be the College of Engineering, Trivandum (TVE) in all the courses that are offered by the college. It is observed to be immune to the changes in the last rank of allotted candidates by keeping the top merit positions .The top three colleges opted by the meritorious aspirants are College of Engineering, Trivandum (TVE), Thrissur Government Engineering college (TCR) and TKM College of Engineering, Kollam (TKM).The most preferred engineering courses were Computer Science Engineering (CS) , Electronics & Communications Engineering (EC), Electrical & Electronics Engineering (EE) , Mechanical Engineering (ME), Computer Science & Engineering with Data Science, Applied Electronics (AE) and Civil Engineering (CE) and Chemical Engineering (CH).

The candidates up to the rank of 23538 were received allotments at this stage for engineering courses under state merit quota. The last rank of allotted candidate for Architecture course was 215 while for B.Pharm the pharmacy rank was 3975.

The salient feature of the allotments of KEAM 2020 is that the poor students from the government schools have got an opportunity for higher education under Economically Weaker Section quota as ten percent of the seats were earmarked under supernumerary category by the state government. It is a remarkable achievement of the state enabling the students from economically weaker sections to access higher education for their career building.