This year, more than 50% of engineering seats are lying vacant in the engineering colleges across Madhya Pradesh.
According to the latest information, around 47,925 engineering seats were filled against 1 lakh seats available in 219 engineering colleges.
Even more shocking is the fact that only 495 seats filled against 6,000 MCA seats and 6447 students took admission to M.Tech courses against 10,500 seats.
The Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Bhopal and Madhya Pradesh Universities Private Regulatory Commission is organising a 'brainstorming' session to discuss about the reason behind the seats are lying vacant at MP Council of Science and Technology (MPCOST) on September 29, 2014.
Around 11 engineering colleges have got zero admissions in this year and 70 engineering colleges have got only 20% of students took admission.
Director of Technical Education, Ashish Dongre said, "Condition of all 219 colleges is not bad. Around 11 colleges have failed to attract any students, while in 70 other engineering colleges, less than 20% took admission."
He also said that, it is the high time to think seriously about the admission issue. We have to sit and identify the reasons for it. The colleges who have failed to admit single students may have to apply for shut down.
The situation is the same for the private universities offering courses in the state. Around 4,000 seats are lying vacant against 14,000 engineering seats across 11 private universities in the state.
Chairman of Madhya Pradesh Private Universities Regulatory Commission, AK Pandey said, "Most of the states in the country are facing poor admission in engineering courses."