Around 76 per cent of the 32,196 engineering seats are still vacant in the Punjab Technical University (PTU) colleges after the first round of counselling. So far,of the 10,405 students,who have deposited their fee for the first round of counselling,seats have been allotted to 7,788 students. PTU was supposed to declare the results on July 16 but it declared them on Sunday two days ahead of the first round of joint counselling for BTech.
As per the data released by the universitys admission cell,joint counselling has been held for engineering seats of four universities: Guru Nanak Dev University Shri Amritsar Sahib,Punjabi University,Patiala,Punjab Agricultural University,Ludhiana,and the host institution of Punjab Technical University Jalandhar-Kapurthala.
The counselling fee has been deposited by 10,405 students,of whom 8,667 have filled their choice forms and seats have been allotted to 7,788 students.
Amongst the PTU affiliated colleges,Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College in Ludhiana has been the first choice of many students. In 15 per cent reserved category of students from other states,Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College remained the top choice of students.
As per the figures of choice filling,more students are interested in computer science and engineering stream: 2,025 candidates have opted for computer science while 1,576 seats have picked mechanical engineering.
Dean of academics and Chief Coordinator,admissions,PTU,Dr Buta Singh Sidhu said that the result of first round of counselling has been declared two days before the scheduled time and it will give the students more time to take admissions against the seats allotted to them without any chaos.