CHENNAI: As the number of vacant engineering seats increases all over the country, AICTE is planning to reduce the number of seats by about six lakhs. i.e; 30%.
27,000 seats were slashed in the previous year resulting in the closing of three engineering colleges.
“The lessening in engineering seats might happen by approximately similar rate during next few years”, AICTE chairman Anil Saharsrabudhe.
In Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, many private and government colleges have asked AICTE to reduce the number of engineering seats sanctioned every year.
“The number of seats being sanctioned is higher than the requirement”, said R Natarajan, Former AICTE chairman and former IIT Madras director.
AICTE chairman said that students were not at all keen to study in far-off parts of the country.
“Universities must take some quick steps to revise the syllabus and curriculum with an effect on industry exposure, soft skill development, and inter disciplinary studies.” Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said.