Rajasthan state which was very busy in providing admissions these days has faced lack of students for Engineering seats. The technical education in the state has again received a set-back as engineering colleges failed to fill 100% seats this session.
The first round counselling had come to end on Saturday leaving 30,000 seats vacant. This count is said to be the highest compared to admission records made by the Rajasthan Technical University since the academic year 2005. Most of the eligible candidates, who have cleared RPET entrance examination had missed the first round of counselling held for admissions in the Engineering colleges affiliated with RTU.
For about 75,000 students were eligible for admissions in 54,000 seats of 150 Engineering colleges across the state. An admission official said that "Only, 24000 students had appeared for the counselling. There is a very little hope left as the second and third round of counselling had always been a failure to attract students".
The admission progress of this year is so bad that about 30 colleges had not even touched the second digit in terms of admissions. Out of total number of colleges, only 8 including Jaipur, are lucky enough to register the magical figure of 100% admissions.
What in such case? This poor response will leave behind many of the colleges to declare 'Zero session' again this year. The management of these colleges has failed to understand the disinterest of students against these colleges. A vacant college amounts to waste of Government land, which is given to institutes at cheaper rates. Yadav, Vice chancellor of RTU feels that the Government should have allowed engineering and management colleges to come up in small towns and cities.
What is the root cause for such situation? Is it because student migrate to other states for higher education? According to students point of view, they go to other states for higher studies because the State Technical University doesn't offer branches which are very popular in today's market like Aviation, Nano-Technology, Automobile, Petroleum and many others. They say that for Management, barring a few colleges, the rest of them fail to give corporate environment necessary for their growth.
So, what do you think is the perfect reason for such situations causing in the Universities and Technical institutes? The education system? Students? Or the Universities? Start sharing your views now.