Even after relaxing the admission criteria, around 20,000 engineering seats are
likely to go vacant this academic year
This year the state technical education department has been
trying all possible ways to fill the remaining seats in the engineering and pharmacy
colleges. At least 10,000 seats remained empty after the Round 3 of the admission
process of these colleges.
Despite enrolling supplementary pass outs students, diploma holders, and handing
over the seats to ACPC and college management, only about 1000 seats were taken.
Now, just to fill the seats, the department has decided to allow students who appeared
for the GUJCET exams in the past five years to get admissions in engineering and
However, it is to be noted that these GUJCET pass outs could already be studying
in the second or third year in other streams and therefore chances of them taking
admission in engineering and pharmacy is very less.
Further, many pharmacy colleges failed to enroll even one student. Therefore,
these colleges have decided that students who have already taken admission under
the tuition waiver grant, will now be shifted to the nearest grant-in colleges.
Courtesy: Times of India