The aspirants for engineering diploma courses will have more seats to vie for,with the cutoff marks going down by around 10 per cent this year as the directorate of technical education has decided to implement double shifts in the government polytechnics. ‘
Due to this decision,around 5,500 seats will increase in the 31 government polytechnics across the state. The DTE has posted the information of available seats in government polytechnics is displayed on the website http://www.dte.org.in. As the seats will increase,it will also bring down the cut off marks. Welcoming the decision,Shreedhar Vaidya secretary of The Teachers’ Association For Non-Aided Polytechnics (TAFNAP) said it would provide more seats for aspirants at reasonable costs. “We were against starting double shifts in unaided polytechnics as the seats would have been offered at higher cost,” he said.