Around 1.15 lakh applications from students for around 1.62 lakh seats across engineering colleges.
DTE said, around 50,000 engineering seats likely to remain vacant for this academic year 2013-14.
DTE will announce the provisional list of seat allotment of candidates in the official website on June 26, 2013.
This year 7,000 more engineering seats are added for admissions, but the application for these courses increased with 2,000 only.
The growth of the engineering colleges leads to the seats remain vacant. The candidates who are interested in the student engineering courses are less in numbers.
Last year a total of 44,414 engineering left vacant. This time its going to reach 50,000.
Now a days students have become choose over the colleges. If they get top engineering colleges seats then only they pursue the course.
Poor placements in such institutes force many students to opt out. The situation in the state could have been worse if not for a new norm.
DTE official said, "Students could have chosen either chemistry, biology or other vocational courses to meet the eligibility cut-off of 45%. There is a slight increase in applications as more students are now eligible with the new norm."
According to data from the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), around 14,85,894 engineering seats are available across the country, of which 2,82,320, or 19%, remained unoccupied in 2011-12. Similarly, 66,988 seats, or 19% of the total 3,52,571 positions in business management schools, were vacant last year.