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Over 17,076 engineering seats have no takers

A staggering 17,076 engineering seats in Telangana have been left vacant after the final phase of seat allotment held, thus limiting the percentage of allotment to 74.15. While there were 66,058 engineering seats on offer this year, only 48,982 seats have been allotted, shows data available with the Telangana State Council of Higher Education.
Education News While 45 engineering colleges — 12 university colleges and 33 private colleges — achieved 100% allotments, five institutions registered zero allotments. Apart from this, six colleges registered single digit admissions, 29 registered less than 50 admissions and 55 registered less than 100 admissions this year.

Officials attributed this drop in allotments to the drop in demand for state engineering colleges among candidates. Reasons: poor hostels and transportation facility; lack of qualified faculty and insufficient placement.

“Barring a handful colleges that have state-of-the-art amenities, majority of them fail to attract eligible candidates because of poor infrastructure. There is also a huge demand-supply gap in the number of engineering seats on offer and the number of candidates eligible to avail of them. That’s resulted in vacant seats,” said B Srinivas, camp officer of EAMCET.

Private college managements say rise in number of deemed universities (outside the state) is another factor. “While these engineering colleges are bound by regulations set by affiliating university, deemed universities are free to admit students irrespective of any merit system. Therefore, students flock to them,” said Srini Bupalam, vice-president of the All India Federation of Self-Financing Technical Institutions.

Source: PTI
Published on 7/26/2018 4:20:00 PM

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