• Only 14,495 apply against 13,990 seats during ongoing admission process• There were 13,780 seats in the region in the last academic year, only 7,902 were filled. mehboob inamdar
It seems that the Engineering and Technology courses have failed to attract more than 50 per cent students who qualified MT-CET from Marathwada region.
Most of the students did not apply for admissions to the colleges. It may be noted here that around 35,822 students from eight districts of Marathwada region appeared for the MT-CET.
However, 31,730 were declared eligible from Aurangabad, Jalna, Beed, Osmanabad (districts falling within jurisdiction of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, BAMU), while Parbhani, Latur, Hingoli and Nanded (districts which are within jurisdiction of Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, SRTMU) for the admission of engineering courses.
Of them, 16,513 who were declared successful are from BAMU's jurisdiction, while 15,217 are from the jurisdiction of SRTMU.
The online admission process for the said course began on June 7, while the last date for application submission and confirmation was June 15.
If the figures are to be believed only 14,495 applied online for the admission against 13,990 seats in 35 colleges of eight districts in the region.
This means that more than 50 per cent (17,235) did not apply for the admission.
Even though the number of applicants is higher than seats available, it depends on the choice of students. If a student does not get branch or college of his choice, he/she may switch over to another stream. This will further leave remaining seats unoccupied