In the first round of online admission process for engineering (BE) course, less than 25,000 seats are likely to be filled up.
Till now, admissions have been conducted on only 11,600 seats, including 1,600 seats of tuition fee waiver scheme seats.
Around 15,500 more candidates have been given allotments following upgrading of seat choice on Wednesday.
These candidates are expected to take admissions by July 6, but 100% of even these candidates might not seek admissions thus keeping the tally of admissions below 25,000 in all probability, sources have said.
Last year, right in the first round of counselling, over 40,000 seats had been allotted and many of these had been filled up.
The final tally for the 2012-13 admissions had gone up to over 71,000. Yet, about 27,000 seats had remained vacant in engineering colleges.
This year, the response to engineering admissions has been kind of lukewarm right from the state of pre-engineering test, which saw a drop in the number of candidates to around 1.03 lakh.
The number of engineering seats in the state colleges is around 1.05 lakh, more than the number of candidates.
In the first round, only 42,000 candidates registered and 34,000 filled up choices on general pool seats and 32,000 got allotments. Of these 10,000 candidates took admissions in first round and 16,000 applied for upgrading of seats.
Upgraded allotments have been issued to 15,500 candidates.
The second round of counselling for engineering admisi it Jl8 cal education is hoping better response for this round.
‘ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS NOT TO BE DEPOSITED’
Technical education minister Laxmikant Sharma has said strict action would be taken against the technical institutions that get original documents of students deposited after verification at the time of admission.
It is expected that the colleges would only verify the original documents and give them back to students.
Even students are not supposed to deposit the original documents including mark sheet, caste certificate, domicile certificate, income certificate, among others at the allotted institutes and this has been clearly mentioned in their allotment letters.
The minister’s instructions came during a meeting to review the online counselling for admission to various courses including BE/ BArch/ Pharmacy/ MBA / MCA and diploma engineering courses.
Director of technical education Arun Nahar said centralised counselling would be completed by July 31.
If any vacancies remain after that then process will be undertaken to fill them in the first week of August through institution-level counselling. The academic calendar issued by th SC.