Over 70,000 post-SSC seats vacant in State

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 07 Sep 2018 09:16:30


Staff Reporter,

BE registered 56,000 vacancy, MBA 5,003, Direct Second Year Diploma has 71,190 seats vacant

Post-HSC or Diploma Engineering registered lowest vacancy of 0.25 per cent followed by B.Pharm that has vacancy of 2 per cent only and B.Arch that registered 8.53% vacancy




As was expected, the technical courses in Maharashtra registered vacancy. ‘The Hitavada’, in its report that appeared on August 26, had predicted that about 60,000 seats of degree engineering course would remain vacant this academic session. After the last date of admission (August 31), 56,407 engineering seats remained vacant.
Similarly, in post-SSC (Diploma Engineering), 71,900 seats remained vacant. The vacancy percentage of post-SSC courses is 58.21.

Surprisingly, the post-HSC -- students taking admission after passing Class XII -- for Diploma engineering is lowest in State at just 0.25%. About 85,000 seats in State have been allotted till the end of last round and all students are not likely to confirm the same. In Nagpur alone, about 16,000 students registered for admission to engineering courses against the total intake of 19,930. After the end of the final round of admissions, 9,056 seats remained vacant.

The vacancy issue is not that troublesome for MBA, Architecture or Pharmacy. But degree engineering and diploma engineering are the big sufferers. In BE (degree engineering) in Maharashtra out of 1,30,356 seats, 73,949 seats filled while 56,407 seats remained vacant registering 43% vacancy.

In post-SSC or Diploma Engineering there are 1,23,509 total intake in State out of which 51,609 seats are filled and 71,900 seats remained vacant registering 58.21 vacancy per centage. The total intake of B.Architecture is 5,277 and 4,827 seats are filled with 450 seats remained vacant.
In MBA, the total intake is 4,164 and 3,526 students have registered till now.

The situation in of B.Pharm courses in State is quite good as against the total intake of 17,458, the number of students admitted are 17,125 and 333 seats remained vacant. It means that only 2% seats remained vacant.
The colleges are facing problem of scholarship. Most of the colleges failed to maintain quality as non-receipt of scholarship amount. Most of the colleges are borrowing money from banks to pay salaries to staff.

Most of the colleges offering MBA course had surrendered their sections and seats. The number of colleges also came down from 56 to 46 in Nagpur region. This has met the demand and supply ratio resulting in reducing the vacancy problem.

This was rightly addressed by the former Chairman of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) Dr S S Mantha that unnecessary intake should be surrendered.
Dr Manta had submitted the report saying that every State should prepare a statistics of students of Class IX of last five years as to what field they had chosen. According to him that would have clearly indicated the demand and supply ratio leading to sanction only that number of institutes of that faculty.

After taking over the charge as Director of Directorate of Technical Education, Dr Abhay Wagh under the guidance of Education Minister Vinod Tawde executed the theme of industry-institute linkage. According to experts that would have a greater impact.
At AICTE level also Dr Pramod Khodke who had held the position of Director of Maharashtra State Board of Technical Education (MSBTE) is trying to bring sea-change in technical institutions all over the country.