57% Engineering seats Vacant after first round !​

Nachiket Jamadar

Nachiket Jamadar

As the first round of allotment of Engineering seats came to an end, 29,419 seats have remained unallotted which accounts to 57% of the seats.

Engineering students

According to the data provided by Admission Committee for Professional Courses (ACPC), out of the toal 51,381 engineering seats available, only 21,962 seats have been allocated and the remaining 57% remain unallocated at the end of first round this year.

The state has a total of 130 engineering colleges which include government run, Government aided and private colleges. The ACPC statement said that  29,014 students were selected in the first provisional merit list and 6,55,062 choices of preferred colleges and courses were filled by 24,229 students among them. The statement also said that the students with seats allotted should confirm their admission by September 9th by paying the token fees.

7,214 seats were allotted in 14 government and government aided colleges while another 14,748 seats were allotted in 114 private engineering colleges in the first round. The state has 11,411 government, government aided and 38,810 private seats.

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Computer Engineering and Information Technology most popular courses.

Computer Engineering saw the most number of seats allotted and Information Technology took the second spot. It was followed by Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Artificial Intelligence.

Many Engineering colleges and change in preference reason behind vacancy

Experts are of the opinion that All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has approved many colleges in the state leading to increased number of available seats when compared to the number of seats a decade ago. This in addition to students preferring medical education to Engineering are some of the main factors leading to the vacancy.