July 31, 2016 2:08:36 am
MORE THAN 51,000 seats have remained vacant in engineering colleges across the state after four rounds of allotment. With the conclusion of the fourth round on Saturday, 84,384 students have been allotted seats, and at least 70,000 have already confirmed their admissions in the earlier rounds.
With at least 38 per cent seats remaining vacant, pressure has mounted on Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) to fill them. Foreseeing the situation, DTE had earlier sought permission from the state government to reopen the application process. The state, too, in a bid to fill the vacancies allowed DTE to conduct the same.
According to a new government resolution, the online registration process that began on Saturday will continue till August 5.
This gives a second chance to those few students who had missed the admission process the first time, including those who had to write improvement exams and those who had been rejected. A separate merit list will be announced on August 6 and a final one on August 8.
The fourth round announced on Saturday saw several glitches. While the merit list was delayed only by a couple of hours, students couldn’t access the results till 4 pm as the website was slow.
Moreover, the website didn’t have an updated link on its home page for the fourth merit list and showed that
results were expected at 3 pm.
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