As expected nearly 30,000 Engineering and Pharmacy seats in the convenor quota in Telangana remained unfilled after the second phase of allotment.
Officials said among the 86,313 seats available in Telangana colleges 30,788 remained vacant of which 26,695 were in Engineering and 4,093 in the Pharmacy stream.
Seven colleges went without attracting even a single student while 91 colleges saw their total available seats filled.
At the same time, even mediocre colleges in and around Hyderabad got their seats filled considerably. Officials say the confusion created before and during the counselling by the JNTU Hyderabad in the name of inspection reports and conditional admissions in some of them were the main reasons.
Nearly one-third of the engineering and pharmacy seats in the convenor quota in Telangana remain unfilled
“Students and parents were utterly confused while filling the web options and preferred not to take risk opting for district colleges.
The constant hammering by some leaders that colleges were being run in sheds damaged the image of several colleges in the districts,” an official remarked. Moreover, parents wanted their kids to be in Hyderabad city limits was another reason.
Source: The Hindu