During the latest CET 2015 counseling in Karnataka, for a change, the first preference of the Engineering aspirating students shifted to Computer Science from Electronics ( which was the first preference from a very long time). As per the recent First Round CET counseling allotment results, R V College of Engineering still playing first preference, started at rank 1 and completed at Rank 75.
These are shocking and unprecedented numbers and expected to drop in the further rounds of counseling. This is because of the fact that the JEE advanced and JEE main counseling are not yet completed. Therefore, once the students get those other college offers the top performers will withdraw their CET seat leaving room for more people to take the privileged colleges of Karnataka.
Computer Science has become the most preferred branch of Engineering starting from 2015 and will continue to do so for the many years to come. The massive impact of placements has drastically proved to be a motivating factor for this drastic shift. The IT industry is currently booming right now, but we expect it to fade down in the next 10 – 20 years and more interesting subjects such as Energy Engineering will start to become the trend.