With an end to the registration process for admission into engineering colleges in Gujarat, the Admission Committee for Professional Courses (ACPC) has been left distressed with only 48,000 applicants for 71,000 engineering seats in the entire state.
This year’s stats have broken all previous records with a possibility of 30,000 seats remaining vacant this year. Currently, with the end of the registration process, 23,000 are left vacant and haven’t been applied for.
In an attempt to fix the issue, officials noted that one of the reasons for less applications can be because about 15% students opt out when they fail to get the branch of their choice. Officials have estimated that around 7000 seats out of the 30,000 vacant seats are empty due to the above reason.
With more than 30,000 seats going vacant, engineering colleges will now have to lower the cut-off’s for collegesfor this year. According to the ACPC, the colleges will be allowed to fill in seats with management quota after completion of two rounds of admission. With the help of the management quota, students who haven’t taken the Joint Entrance Examination will also be eligible and allowed to fill in the remaining seats.
According to the officials, about 22,000 seats were left vacant last year, that too after the final admission round.