The University of Hyderabad (UoH) has this year received a record number of admission applications for the courses being operated for the year 2013-14. For the first time in the history of the University the entrance examination notification was advanced to December from April and the applications were invited online. In the one month time given for applying more than 34,168 applications were received online fulfilling all the criteria from all over India. Last year (2012-13) the University had received about 27,000 applications.
The entrance examinations that were held from 21 to 26 February 2013 at 32 centres all over India was written by 26,265 students for over 2,200 seats. The attendance for the entrance examinations has been the highest at 83.73% as compared to 75.09% in 2012-13 and 77.03% in 2011-12. The interviews and counselling will be held in the months of May and June/July 2013 which will see more than 10,000 students vying for the 2,200 odd prestigious seats at the University.
Another interesting thing to note is that this year after Andhra Pradesh, the highest number of applications has come in from Delhi (4,094 as compared to about 2,000 in 2012-13).