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Blocked Engineering Seats remain Vacant Throughout Academic Session in UP

Engineering seats are vacant in premier government colleges of the state. Not because there are no takers but candidates who lock the seats at the time of counseling do not join. To ensure that serious and talented students are not deprived of studying in government colleges, Gautam Buddh Technical University ( GBTU ) is mulling to either charge annual fee or a substantial amount from the candidates ( seeking admission in government colleges ) at the time of seat-locking. The issue was discussed recently in the Central Admission Board ( CAB ) meeting held on 6th September, 2013. So far, a candidate has to pay ₹ 10,000 towards seat confirmation.

University officials say that engineering seats going vacant in government colleges is not a healthy trend. Initially, all seats are occupied by meritorious students forcing the other talented students to opt for private institutions. Over the years, it is seen that some meritorious students do not join because they get a better choice of college, may be the NITs, IIITs or even IITs in subsequent rounds of counseling.

Thus, their seats remains vacant for the rest of the academic session, said GBTU pro-vice-chancellor, DS Yadav. And by the time the university gets the actual status of vacant seats in government colleges, the August 31 deadline ( set up by the Supreme Court ) to close admissions approaches.

Therefore, the university can’t go for another round of upgrading seats, said officials.

The vacant seats not only results in financial loss but also deprives other talented candidates to study in premier government colleges. This year, around 70 out of 480 seats are vacant in Institute of Engineering and Technology ( IET ), Lucknow; nearly 55 out of 478 seats in Harcourt Butler Technological Institute ( HBTI ), Kanpur, around 55 out of 330 in Madan Mohan Malviya Engineering College, Gorakhpur; nearly 35 out of 360 in Kamla Nehru Institute of Technology, Sultanpur and around 35 out of 340 seats in Bundelkhand Institute of Technology, Jhansi.

University officials say the proposed reform is a step to ensure that non-serious candidates do not lock a seat. “For candidates, ₹ 10,000 is an amount they can risk for a better choice of college. But, because of them, many candidates who cannot afford high fee charged by a private college are deprived of a seat,” said Yadav.

The fee for engineering courses in government colleges is around ₹ 45,000 annually while that in a private college comes to around 1.20 lakh per annum. Except for top 10 colleges affiliated to GBTU, most others are facing severe shortage of students. “The loss in government colleges is forcing the genuine candidates who come from weak financial background to study in private colleges. This way, they tend to pay higher and not get the best facilities,” said an official.

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Seat Matrix for D2D Engg. announced in Gujarat

The Admission Committee for Professional Courses has declare Diploma to Degree engineering Final list of institutes and Seat matrix on 5th August, 2012.

Activities Dates :

  • Final list of institutes and Seat Matrix 4th August, 2012
  • Declaration of Provisional Merit List 6th August, 2012
  • Choice Filling for Mock ( Trial ) Round 7th August, 2012 to 9th August, 2012
  • Display Result of Mock ( Trial ) Round 11th August, 2012
  • Filling, alternation and locking of choices by the candidates for Actual Admission Round – 1 12th August, 2012 to 15th August, 2012
  • Declaration of First Allotment List Round – 1 17th August, 2012
  • Deposition of Tuition Fees in the Bank and Reporting with original Documents / certificates / testimonials at Help Centres 17th August, 2012 to 21th August, 2012
  • Commencement of Academic Term 22th August, 2012

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TN hikes Sports Quota Seats in Engineering College

Tamil Nadu Government decided to increase the sports quota from 100 to 500 seats in Engineering colleges in the state for the admission in to the engineering courses commencing in the session 2012 – 13.

Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa has ordered increase in sports quota seats during counselling for engineering courses admission to 500 from the existing 100 seats. Sportspersons who have participated and have won in international, national, state and district level sports events would be eligible for admission in these increased seats as per the government guidelines.

Anna University Officials said that, 1300 more candidates would be invited under this category for the counselling, which will be held on 9th July, 2012 & 10th July, 2012.

It is also said that, this will not only encourage sportspersons, but also make more youth to sports and eventually increase the number of sportspersons in the state and help them in higher studies.

The TN government had recently enhanced the prizes money to the medal winners in Olympics, Asian, Commonwealth and National Games. The prize money has been doubled and they will get ₹ 2 Crore for Gold Medal winner, ₹ 1 Crore for Silver Medal winner and ₹ 50 Lakh for Bronze medal winner.

As for Asian and Commonwealth games they will get ₹ 50 lakh for Gold Medal winner, ₹ 30 lakh for Silver Medal winner and ₹ 20 Lakh for Bronze medal winner.

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35 percent Goa Engineering Seats up in two years

The number of engineering seats in Goa have gone up by over 35% in the last two years. The demand in the state is going up for electronics communication and mechanical engineering degree courses, while civil engineering is a less preferred stream.

The state – run Goa Engineering College ( GEC ), which was set up more than forty years ago, added the mining course last year with an intake of 30 seats. “A booming mining industry in Goa provides mining engineers ample career opportunities within the state itself. But the lack of a mining course in Goa was forcing students to opt for institutes in far away states like Bihar until last year,” Deputy Director for technical education in Goa, Pradip Kusnur, said.

The mining Engineering Course has taken up GEC’s seats up to 410

With only three engineering colleges in the state – the RIET at Shiroda with an intake of 189 seats and the Padre Conceicao College of Engineering, Verna with 252 seats, other than GEC – Goan aspirants were forced to turn to engineering colleges in the neighbouring states of Maharashtra and Karnataka until 2010.

But before the last academic year 2011 – 12 could begin, the Don Bosco College of Engineering in south Goa was granted approval by the All India Council for Technical Education ( AICTE ) for 252 seats in computer, mechanical, electronics communication and civil engineering streams.

This year, the Fr Agnel College of Engineering in north Gao was given a nod by AICTE for 180 seats in electronics communication, mechanical and computer engineering.

All the new engineering seats have taken the number of seats up in Goa from 810 two years ago to 1272 during the current academic year.

Officials said that rise in the number of engineering seats will not mean the quality of students is compromised. “These students from Goa would opt for courses outside the state when they could not get into the Goa colleges anyway and would become qualified engineers and come back to the state. These students can now study in the state itself,” Kusnur said.


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