After engineering colleges, it's now the MCA colleges in the state that are facing
the threat of shutdowns due to low admissions.
Though 129 MCA colleges and 402 MBA colleges recorded 100
per cent admissions, as many as 159 MCA colleges witnessed zero admissions in the
Icet seat allotment list that was released on Tuesday.
The demand for MBA courses has also come down with nine MBA colleges recording zero
admissions. Students qualified in Icet (Integrated Common Entrance Test) are eligible
to opt for MBA and MCA courses and a majority of them this year has opted for the
From a total of 31,181 MCA seats that was on offer in the convener quota in the
Icet Webbased counselling, only 9,443 seats got filled, leaving 21,738 seats vacant.
Icet counselling for MBA, MCA 129 colleges record 100 per cent seats 402 MBA colleges
record 100 per cent More students prefer MBA courses 21,738 convener seats in MCA
vacant Of the total 62,860 MBA seats available in the convenor quota, only 39,719
were filled, leaving 23,141 seats empty . In MCA courses, 241 colleges had admissions
in the range of just zero to nine, 71 colleges had 10-19 and 27 colleges had 20-29
In MBA courses, in 101 colleges, only nine seats were filled, while 129 colleges
had admissions in the range of 10-19 and 104 colleges had 20-29.
The managements of MBA and MCA colleges and officials of the higher education department,
meanwhile, are expecting the worst since only 50,193 students out of 1,26,619 qualified
students turned up for counselling. While 70 per cent of the total seats are filled
in the convener quota through Icet counselling, the remaining 30 per cent seats
are in the management quota. The annual fee is `27,000 in the convener quota and
`78,000 in the management quota. This year, all seats in the management quota have
remained vacant barring top-20 colleges.
The state currently has 51 university MBA colleges with an intake of 2,590 seats
and 886 private MBA colleges offering 60,270 seats. There are 43 university MCA
colleges with 1,998 seats and 591 private MCA colleges offering 29,183 seats. Hundreds
of MCA colleges came up in the state in the last five years to cash in on the IT
However the poor response from students forced around 200 colleges to close down
over the last two years. The managements fear that 159 colleges more will down their
shutters this year. Phase II of Icet counselling will be held on September 13 and
The seat allotment list will be out on September 15. Phase II of Eamcet engineering
counselling will be held on September 5.