Even after final round of counselling for BTech seats in colleges affiliated to the Punjab Technical University (PTU),nearly 64 per cent of the seats are yet to be filled. The two rounds of counselling results for the final counselling were announced on July 28 could manage to fill only 36.15 per cent seats (11,641 seats out of the total 32,196).
After the first round of conselling,results for which were declared on July 14,seats were allotted to 7,788 students nearly 76 per cent remained vacant. During the second round of counselling,only 5,896 students applied for the remaining 25,408 seats. Among them,3,853 students were admitted. Still,20,555 seats are available in PTU colleges.
According to data procured from the admission cell of PTU,in many colleges,hardly five to 10 per cent seats have been filled. When contacted,PTU Dean (Academics) and Chief Coordinator (Admissions) Dr Buta Singh Sidhu said: No more counselling will be held. Colleges can now fill the remaining seats on their own.
Joint counselling sessions were held for engineering seats in four universities Guru Nanak Dev University (Amritsar),Punjabi University (Patiala),Punjab Agricultural University (Ludhiana) and host PTU Jalandhar-Kapurthala. Among the seats that were filled,computer science,mechanical engineering,electronics and communication received good response from students. There are around 100 engineering colleges under PTU.
LEET counselling is also over; no takers for 76 per cent seats
Lateral Entry Entrance Test (LEET) couselling too has received poor response from students,as after the final round of counselling,76 per cent seats remaining vacant. Around 19,000 seats were available under PTU LEET counselling. Among these,only 4,418 could be filled.