HYDERABAD: Engineering seems to lose its luster among students in Telangana with figures recently presented in the Rajya Sabha revealing that only half of the number of seats approved was filled between 2014 and 2016.
Over the same period, the number of institutes has increased from 404 in 2014 to 377 in 2016, and the approved contribution has fallen by more than 60,000 in Telangana.
With more than 50 colleges outside the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University affiliate process and a lot of store closure of academic year 2017-18, the number of approved inputs is expected to decline further. But industry observers believe that the decline in approved input will have little impact on the trend of rising vacancies.
“There is an absolute imbalance between the number of colleges and the number of students opting for technical courses. Only if the approved contribution is reduced by 50% then there is a chance of not having a single vacant seat, Said NLN Reddy, placement officer at Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology.
In response to a question from Minister of State for Human Resources Development, Mahendra Nath Pandey, if there was a plan proposed by the government to encourage engineering colleges, the department responded: “Given that many Of these colleges are managed privately, to encourage them.
However, to streamline the expansion of technology engineering courses, management, etc., AICTE has notified mandatory accreditation regulations for institutes looking for new courses to expand existing courses.
This year, some courses in which the seats could be reduced to Telangana are under the civil, mechanical and technological responsibility of information technology in engineering, in addition pharmacognosy, pharma chemistry and pharmacy seats.
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Experts say the trend could be attributed to a labor market virtually stagnant for engineers or an overabundance of career options for students in non-engineering fields. “The majority of students leaving engineering institutes have no skills or knowledge in the industry. Many of them are turning to non-engineering areas, “said K Dayanand, a professor at a private college.