75 Colleges have surrendered some seats from the Management quota as they have gone
Engineering colleges which opened in the state in a frenzy
are now paying the price. A day before the casual vacancy round was to kick off,
around 6,500 engineering seats were surrendered by the managements to the Karnataka
Around 75 colleges, which form one-third of the total number of colleges, have surrendered
some seats from the management quota as they have gone a-begging. There are around
188 colleges in all. The seats have been included in the casual vacancy round that
kicked off on Monday.
According to the officials of the Karnataka Examination Authority the number of
surrendered seats have shot up by 2,000 when compared to last year. One, the number
of engineering colleges have increased. Plus, there are many colleges in other districts
which are not sought after. The increase is owing to this, said K. R. Shashidhara,
Some colleges surrendered upto 100 seats to the government. This took the total
number of seats for the casual vacancy round to around 13,512. Of these the highest
number of seats were in civil, computers, electronics, information science and mechanical.
KEA has also issued the list of 29 students who are holing onto the seats despite
having taken seats in IIT, NIT or medical colleges. The department has asked them
to surrender the seats to pave the way for others who are in need of it.
Courtesy: Times of India