Engineering Stream gets 32,000 Additional Seats

An additional 32,000 seats will be added in the existing and new engineering colleges this year taking the total seats to 2.58 lakh seats.

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Most of these seats will increase in electronics, mechanical and civil engineering branches. A delegation of senior officials who met the AICTE officials in New Delhi on Friday was handed over the list of new colleges and increased intake.

Though officials are yet to tabulate the information on exact increase they say about 20,000 seats will be added in the existing colleges while another 12,000 seats will be available in the newly permitted colleges.

Officials said 26 new engineering colleges were permitted apart from 23 integrated campuses that will offer both engineering and MBA courses.

Among the 23 integrated campuses 15 are new institutions. Oficials will meet on Monday to finalise the schedule of engineering counselling.

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