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Team Careers360|Jan 28, 2023
NEW DELHI: 33.6 percent seats were not filled in undergraduate engineering colleges in the academic year 2021-22, minister of state for education Subhas Sarkar told the Rajya Sabha today.
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The minister was replying to a question on how many seats are vacant in BTech engineering colleges in the last five years. Responding to a question on why the BTech seats were vacant, Sarkar said: “The filling up of seats in engineering institutes is dependent on demand- supply situation which is dependent on location of the institutes, academic and infrastructural facilities therein and the placement opportunities.”
According to the data shared by the minister 33.6% BTech seats remained vacant in the academic year 2021-22. More than 4 lakh seats remain vacant in 2021-22 against the sanctioned number of 12,53,337 BTech seats. It is noteworthy that nearly 8 lakh engineering aspirants write Joint Entrance Examinations (JEE Main) for admission to various engineering courses.
44 percent seats remain unfilled in the academic year 2020-21 and 44.2% in 2019-21, as per the data. The total number of approved seats for engineering courses have also been gradually decreasing in the past five years.
Here are the details of the number of seats approved and vacant in engineering colleges in the last five years.
Number of approved seats
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