More than 50 percent seats are vacant in engineering colleges of this state, know what is the reason

Engineering Colleges Vacant Seats: More than 50 percent seats are vacant in engineering colleges of Gujarat. These seats are in government and self-financed institutes. Let us know how many engineering seats are there in the state and how many are vacant.

Engineering Colleges Vacant Seats.

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Engineering Colleges Vacant Seats: engineering colleges in gujarat ,Engineering Colleges, 56 percent seats are vacant. The number of seats remaining vacant is increasing every year. Apart from government engineering colleges, seats are also vacant in self-financed institutions.

Data presented by the state government in the Gujarat Assembly on Tuesday showed that the ratio of vacant seats in government engineering colleges has increased from 21.31 per cent in 2021-22 to nearly 50 per cent in 2022-23. The data also shows that despite 50 per cent seats remaining vacant in Self-Financed Institutions (SFIs), the number of seats has been increased by 3,049 in 2022-23.

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How many seats in engineering?

On the question of Lunawada MLA Gulab Singh Chauhan, the government said that till December 31, 2023, there are 69,410 engineering seats in the state. Of these, 57,999 seats are in self-financed colleges, 9,839 seats in government colleges and 1,572 seats in aided colleges. The number of seats in government colleges has increased by 753 in 2022-23 as compared to the previous year.

56 percent seats are vacant

The data shows that there were 65,608 seats in government, aided and self-financed colleges in 2021-22, of which 47 per cent or 30,829 were vacant. Whereas in 2022-23, out of total 69,410 engineering seats, 56.7 per cent or 39,360 seats remained vacant. Officials said that the number of vacant seats increased by 8,531, while 3,802 seats were also increased.

According to media reports, MN Patel, former principal of LD Engineering College and former member secretary of the admission committee for professional courses, said that in order to provide affordable education to the students, the government has increased the seats in LD Engineering College from 550 to 1,040.