Andhra Pradesh state engineering colleges had faced a severe problem in admitting the students for the UG courses for the academic year 2013-14.
More than 1 lakh government quota engineering seats were left vacant in colleges across the state.
Out of 609 engineering colleges, 40 colleges seeks state government permission to shut down. These colleges were facing a lack of students.
These colleges officials said, "We have already sent our representatives to the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) on this regard."
According to the sources, these 40 engineering colleges had just five to six students for the past three years.
This year, after the end of the EAMCET counselling, 13 of 609 engineering colleges has zero candidates admission.
For the year 2013, around 1.27 lakh candidates out of 2.17 lakh, are qualified for EAMCET.
Overall 2 lakh engineering seats are left vacant during the academic session 2013-14.
"Some colleges where just a handful of students take admission through counselling are expected to shift their students to other colleges for classroom lessons. Meanwhile, these colleges will remain shut to avoid payment of salaries to its teaching and non-teaching staff," said a college management representative.
"About Rs 15 to 20 crore will be saved this year due to the slump in technical education," said a source.
For every year state government spends over Rs 4,000 crore on the fee reimbursement scheme.