The Hindu | CHENNAI, August 10, 2015 | |
As many as 1,350 seats are vacant even in university department/colleges
At the end of the five-day common admission programme for master’s level engineering and technology programmes (TANCA), as many as 16,804 seats remained vacant under the non-GATE admission category. There are 4,045 unfilled seats in the open category in self-financing colleges and 157 seats in the university department/colleges. Of the 7,983 candidates called for counselling, 5,407 candidates were allotted seats. However, over 29 per cent of candidates remained absent. According to the Anna University website, as many as 1,350 seats are vacant even in the university department/colleges. The most number of vacancies are in self-financing colleges, in which 15,360 vacancies exist. In contrast, government aided colleges have a miniscule pool of 39 unfilled seats only. The huge vacancies come as a surprise as unlike for undergraduate programmes, self-financing colleges have the option of admitting students without surrendering any seats to the government pool. Colleges that maintain a good academic track record have managed to fill all the seats in the open category. PSG College of Technology, an aided institution that surrenders half its seats to Anna University has nearly 40 unfilled seats, said college officials.
Trend same across country
The trend across the country is almost the same. According to the data provided by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), last year 96,995 seats in various PG engineering/technology courses remained vacant. – Courtesy