Published On : Mon, Sep 3rd, 2018

Students running away from engineering, polytechnic

NAGPUR: The effect of depleting number of jobs has been visible since last few years as admissions to engineering and polytechnic have also reduced drastically. After the State’s CET Cell completed admission process for the new academic session on August 31, it has been recorded that admissions to these streams have reduced by almost 50%.

The Nagpur division has 19,930 seats of engineering but only 10,874 students have taken admissions so far while 9,056 seats are lying vacant. Similarly, there are 17,684 seats of polytechnic in the division but only 5,753 students have taken admissions while 11,177 seats are lying yet to be filled. Most of the polytechnic colleges are on the verge of closing down due to this reduced interest in students.

Students are showing very less interest towards engineering and polytechnic due to drying up of jobs in these sectors. The situation of admissions to B.Pharm, B.HMCT, B.Arch, M.Pharm and D.Pharm is slightly better than this. Admissions to MCA and MBA have also depleted as 765 seats of MCA and 335 seats of MBA are vacant in the division.