‘Rising demand for engineering results in increased seat emptiness in science programs’ | Mumbai information

Mumbai: Be it the rising demand for undergraduate engineering programs, or the chaos because of the delay in conducting admissions to UG programs in diploma faculties this yr, a number of institutes are nonetheless racing to replenish their vacant seats.

As soon as once more, college students who had already confirmed their admissions within the science programs have began withdrawing admissions, many within the hope of higher prospects in skilled programs—together with engineering.

“College students are very clear about what they need to do after class 12, and at current, employment alternatives for engineering graduates are at an increase, which has robotically resulted in college students withdrawing admissions from diploma faculties and choosing admissions in engineering faculties,” stated Ashok Wadia, principal of Jai Hind School, Churchgate.

Yearly, class 12 college students aiming for skilled programs, together with engineering and drugs block seats in conventional BSc programs, as a backup plan. These seats often go vacant after admissions to medical and engineering programs start, however this yr, many college students are already withdrawing admissions.

“College students have achieved properly in entrance exams, and are certain they gained’t want to dam seats. The variety of admission withdrawals from BSc programs appear to be increased than in the previous couple of years,” added Wadia.

Admissions to UG diploma programs throughout most faculties had been held in two phases this yr. Within the first part, faculties admitted college students from the Maharashtra state board solely as different college schooling boards had been but to announce outcomes for his or her class 12 college students. Most faculties had stored apart seats for non-state board college students, admissions for whom began within the final week of July.

Within the final week of July, after the announcement of ISC and CBSE outcomes, the College of Mumbai directed all affiliated faculties to finish admissions, newest by August 8 and begin the tutorial session on or earlier than August 10. With lower than three days left for this deadline to finish, faculties at the moment are racing to announce one other advantage listing to replenish all vacant seats earlier than August 8.

“There are some mixtures within the science college which have vacant seats, on account of withdrawal of admission. We hope to fill these seats up within the subsequent advantage listing and begin common courses in time,” stated Anushree Lokur, principal, Ramnarain Ruia School, Matunga.

Some principals are additionally anticipating to obtain admission purposes after August 10 this yr. “Because of the delay in conducting admissions and the chaos of two separate lists for state board and non-state board college students, I gained’t be shocked that college students will likely be making an attempt their luck for admissions even after August 10. Hopefully, the college will permit such admissions, contemplating the scenario this yr,” stated one other principal.

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