Engg seats aplenty in Tamil Nadu, but less takers

Engg seats aplenty in Tamil Nadu, but less takers

As many as 25,000 engineering seats in various colleges likely to go unfilled this year

The number of seats available this year is almost thrice the number of unfilled vacancies last year. Around 8,000 seats for various branches of Engineering and Technology courses are up for grabs in the State.

Though eligible candidates who applied this year for a total of about 1.42 lakh Engineering/Technology courses offered by 502 Engineering colleges, including government, private and institutes that directly come under the Anna University (AU), were initially expected to get admission, as the counseling progressed since July 8 there are not many takers.

AU Vice-Chancellor Dr P Mannar Jawahar told Deccan Herald on Thursday that the reason for this trend  was the availability of more number of seats in the total pool of engineering colleges.  The All India Council For Technical Education (AICTE) has sanctioned 11 new engineering colleges this year in Tamil Nadu. The counseling will go on till August first week.

There have been takers for relatively more attractive courses like B. Arch, but this was not the case with all other branches of Engineering.

AU has recently published a list of  25 top Engineering colleges in the state. PSG College of
Technology, Coimbatore, ranked first, followed by Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai, Sri Sivasubramanya Nadar College of Engineering, Kancheepuram district, Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore, Sri Venkateshwara College of Engineering, Sriperumbudur and so on. This list is available on the AU website.

Students are keen to get into any one of these  colleges which have good placement records. Seats in all branches in these colleges were quickly lapped up by students, sources said.

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