Nearly, 80 engineering colleges, mainly self-financed institutions, had applied for increase in their intake capacity wherein the students will be taught in a second shift. The approval came on Sunday night. The President of Association of Self-Financed colleges Janak Khandwala said “AICTE approval has come for 9600 additional seats in the state. Most of these seats are in self-financed colleges. Not many government colleges had applied for increase in capacity intake”.
The officials revealed that the hike in number of engineering seats has created the best possible situation for the HSC (Science) students who will clear their a group (Physics, Chemistry, Math) and Gujarat Common Entrance Test this year.
The Technical Education expert says; “The highest rate of success in HSC (Science) results declared between 1991 and 2011 was in 2006 at 82.89%. If this year, 85% results success is declared, then also 65,000 students will be eligible for admission. This means that almost every student will have an excellent change at getting admission in professional engineering or pharmacy course”.