Engineering Seats to be Decreased by 50,000 from 2019-2020

Engineering Seats to be Decreased by 50,000 from 2019-2020

A declaration was made by Mr. Anil Sahasrabudhe, the chairman of the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), that the number of B.Tech and B.E. seats in the engineering colleges of India might be decreased by 50,000 from 40,000. This was announced on 24th March 2019, Sunday, at Anna University, Chennai on the occasion of a book release. The fall in B.Tech seats might be effective from the upcoming academic session of 2019-2020.

The total number of seats for engineering was 16.5 lakhs earlier but now the number has dropped to 14.5 lakhs. According to Mr. Anil Sahasrabudhe, the number of students admitted to engineering colleges is only 8 to 9 lakh.

This announcement was made on the sidelines of the release of the book which is titled ‘Modern Scientific Thought’. Written by the former professor of Anna University, P.C. Chandrasekaran, the book was released in the university with the first copy being given to the Vice Chancellor, Mr. M.K. Surappa.

The all india Council of Technical Education (AICTE) will also be enumerating the number of seats that are available in the deemed universities. The deadline has been set for 30th April 2019 after which we are expected to receive a clear picture of the number of colleges that might stop admitting students. The deadline has been set by the Council for the institutions to apprise about the number of students they admit.

Mr. Anil Sahasrabudhe expressed that the Council has always been committed to providing what is best for the students and exposing them to interdisciplinary research. He said that the curriculum should be interesting and exciting enough while also encouraging students to learn.