In quite a shocking turnaround, UP State Entrance Examination (UPSEE) counseling experienced an unusual situation when nearly 1.24 lakh engineering seats remained vacant on the day of counseling. There are over 300 engineering colleges over the state which offers around 1.47 lakh engineering seats to which only 23,000 have confirmed to take admissions. The target to fill the number of seats through counseling was 97,000. The rest of the seats are generally filled through the help of direct admissions and JEE (Mains). The number of qualified students to take admissions through the State Engineering Examination was 1.38lakh, off which surprisingly very few turn out to the admissions.
Keeping this disastrous scenario in mind there are plans for special counseling for the students. The special counseling would take place at government and aided colleges, where the selection of the candidates would be made through a general merit list. For the special counseling sessions the students need to register themselves by August 6 and those who want a ‘choice filling’ can register themselves on 8 August and 9 August 2014. Private colleges on the other hand have already started direct admissions with the help of their 15% management quota. The situation of government colleges too is not different, as there are almost 20% seats on an average which remained vacant.
With Academic sessions bound to begin from 15 August 2014, direct admissions are the only way out that the officials are seeing to cope up with the bleak situation. The direct admissions to fill most of the seats would take place till 14 August 2014. In streams including Engineering, management, pharmacy, fashion designing, hotel management and few others, that are all part of the UPTU affiliation, has seen the total number of 30,000 candidates taking admissions. In another shocking figure, only 2,500 out of 44,000 MBA seats have got confirmation from students for admission.
The lack is seeing as proportionate to the lacking infrastructure and vacant faculty positions, keeping students away from the technical institutes in the state. An immediate reform in the whole structure is a must so that the situation can get altered.