Maharashtra Engineering Admissions Commences; Seats May Remain Vacant

From past 3-5years, the Maharashtra engineering colleges are facing closer with the seats being vacant. Again for this year also, there is possibilities of more number of seats remain vacant.

The Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Maharashtra has commenced the admission process for engineering courses through Centralised Admission Process (CAP).

In 2014, more than 43% of seats in1.56 lakh available seats were left vacant. This year around 4,000 seats have been increased with 1.6 lakh seats are available for admission through CAP round.

A total of 2,80,042 aspirants had appeared for the Maharashtra Health Technical – Common Entrance Test (MHT-CET).

Last year, more than 25 technical institutes had forced to close 33 courses, but more engineering colleges had got permission to increase intake.

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi through Government Resolution (GR) and DTE has reduced the intake of the few colleges.

This year, the regulatory body has decreased the intake capacity from 1,032 to 120 in 18 engineering colleges across the state.

As per the reports, only 94,000 aspirants had applied for the CAP rounds for over 1.56 lakh engineering seats.

Some of the engineering colleges had already shut down the branches like Electronics, Mechanical and other core programmesto over 1,000 seats.

An official from the DTE said, "While over 850 new seats are added in the CAP rounds, around 1,300 seats have reduced. It will not make a difference to the students, as colleges who are not able to function are shutting down."

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