A total number of 83 engineering colleges in Madhya Pradesh which include 29 in Bhopal have registered only 30% of admissions this year. Currently, State Technical Education Department is inspecting these colleges to decide whether they should be allowed to continue or not. There are 187 engineering colleges across the state out which 83 colleges did not register admissions more than 30 percent.
This year, around 40,000 engineering seats are vacant after the completion of admission process by the state government and colleges. However, the number of enrollments in engineering courses have increased this year than last three years. There are several streams where no students have taken admission. There are 80,000 engineering seats out of which only half of the seats are filled.
Deepak Joshi, Minister of Technical Education, revealed that the inspection committee would decide whether the colleges with 30% admission will continue or not. If the committee directs to stop the functioning of these colleges, the students will be given a chance to pursue their studies in other colleges. However, this facility will come into effect from the next academic session. As of now, these colleges would function as usual for the current academic year. The official announcement in this regard will be made soon.
Technical Education Department has been surprised by the poor response from students for the subjects like Industrial and Production Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering and Biotechnology. They mentioned that these courses have been receiving good response from students in premier institutes like IITs and NITs. However, in the state, these courses are evoking a poor response.