The DTE recorded more than 1,10,000 applications for engineering admissions while the available seats are as many as 1,27,159. An additional three days were allotted for applications from newly eligible students after the Maharashtra government approved the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) notification of lowering the eligibility for engineering courses to 45% marks in Std 12th.
Roughly 6,000 students have applied under the new eligibility criteria within this three-day period. As per DTE, on Friday, the counting had reached near 1,10,800 applications. Presently, after adding newly-approved institutes by the AICTE, the total available seats for engineering courses are 1,27,159, across the state.