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No new engineering college for the city

There is a windfall of engineering seats in the state this academic year, but none seem to have come to Mumbai.

mumbai Updated: Jul 17, 2010 02:16 IST
Kiran Wadhwa

There is a windfall of engineering seats in the state this academic year, but none seem to have come to Mumbai.

The All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) has approved 33 new engineering colleges in the state with an intake of 9,780 students. There are already 87,500 engineering seats in the state.

The AICTE approves all new colleges by June 30 every year. But there still might be hope for Mumbai, because the AICTE might do another round of approvals, which should be out by the weekend.

“Maybe the applications from Mumbai did not meet the requirements of the council. They might get through in the second round,” said an official of the Directorate of Technical Education.

Most of the seats are in the areas of computer science and electrical engineering, which has the greatest demand amongst students.

An emerging field among students is telecommunication engineering.