Nagpur News: The trends in admission for technical courses this far indicate that engineering colleges may have to face severe losses this year due to a dearth of students. It is being estimated on basis of statistics that this year admissions in technical courses may likely to be far less then last year.
Admissions in engineering, pharmacy and MBA colleges has been disappointing. Data secured from the Directorate of Technical Education indicate that most colleges will fail to secure full strength this year. According to sources many colleges are either preparing to stop few courses or are planning to reduce the number of seats.
As per statistics 14,505 seats out of 24,392 are still lying vacant after two rounds of admission. In BPharm about 608 out of 990 seats are vacant. The worse hit is Hotel Management and Technology course in which hardly 25 admission have been recorded out of 160 seats. In polytechnic courses 14,500 out of 24,655 seats have not been filled.
It has been observed that a number of students who had filled the application forms to secure admissions have not showed up.
Meanwhile, even after three rounds of CMAT and a special examination held by Management College Association, 2,713 seats out of 5,100 are lying vacant.
The situation of vocational courses being offered by the department of higher education are also not getting the expected response this year. Sources with the department have informed that just 2,200 out of 11,500 seats in B.Ed have been filled till now.
￭ No takers for expensive courses According to sources many colleges are either preparing to stop few courses or are planning to reduce the number of seats.