50% engineering seats across country go vacant, AICTE plans to merge institutes

With nearly 50% of seats in engineering colleges across the country remaining vacant, the technical education department is planning to merge institutes with high vacancies. Officials of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) who are aware of the developments said that institutes with over 50% vacancy, and good teaching and infrastructure facilities could be merged to avoid being shut down. With applications for engineering courses lower than the number of seats, vacancies in institutes across the country have been increasing. In the last five years, vacancies at engineering…

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