This year, 13,830 candidates got a seat in a college of their first preference, while 7,597 candidates got their second preference.
Around 1.15,397 lakh students applied for engineering for 1.62 lakh seats across engineering colleges.
Only 1,08,160 students confirmed for the registration for engineering courses. Till today 9,027 students confirmed their admissions in the engineering colleges.
DTE said, around 50,000 engineering seats likely to remain vacant for this academic year 2013-14.
DTE Maharashtra has announced the provisional list of seat allotment of candidates in the official website.
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.
last date for confirming admissions is June 29.
This year, the engineering admissions started much before the admissions to IITs and NITs which might cause a large chunk of seats in the top rung colleges to go vacant.