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No takers for 60,000 engineering seats

This means, almost 38 per cent of the seats in the state will remain vacant even this year.

Written by Ardhra Nair | Pune | Published: July 27, 2015 12:45:42 am

After the third and final round of counselling for admissions to engineering colleges across the state ended on July 25, officials said approximately 60,000 seats were still vacant.

The Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) had received about 1.07 lakh applications for 1.57 lakh seats. These seats are in about 365 engineering institutes across the state. This means, almost 38 per cent of the seats in the state will remain vacant even this year.

Subhash Mahajan, Director of Directorate of Technical Education, said, “After the third round of counselling, over 60,000 seats are vacant. The final reporting day is July 29. So the number may change by a small margin.” He also added that the number would increase due to students securing admissions at IITs and NITs.

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