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Shortage Of Engineering Aspirants? 5,915 Seats Vacant After 6th Round Of Admission

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| July 23 , 2017 , 13:47 IST

Engineering is one of the most popular (and parent approved) vocations for youngsters in India and massive numbers of student begin preparing for the entrance exams even a year in advance.

However, this year, even after the 6th round of admissions completed around 5,915 seats remain vacant across various engineering colleges, including the illustrious IITs, NITs, IIITs and other centrally funded government institutions. As a result, the institutes have launched the 7th round of admissions which is currently underway.

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According to reports, even popular streams of engineering such as computer science and electrical engineering continued to have vacancies. While there are 26 seats available for computer science engineering across various IITs, 56 vacancies are available for electrical engineering.

The majority of the openings were available with the newer IITs like Indore, Patna, Goa, Jammu, Dharwad, and Jodhpur, however, selected vacancies were available with the famous IIT Bombay, and IIT Delhi campuses.

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"There could be several reasons.... Some candidates prefer Institute over stream and many others want to pursue stream of their choice," an admissions dean was quoted as saying.

"What is surprising is that most of these are in the open category, which means there are candidates, but they don't want to join these courses," he added.

Last year, there were a total of 73 vacancies remaining with the IITs and 1,518 vacancies with the NITs.