56% of engineering seats vacant in Gujarat
The number of seats at government colleges increased by 753 in 2022-23 from the previous year
Data tabled in the Gujarat assembly by the state government on Tuesday revealed that the proportion of vacant seats at government engineering colleges increased from 21.31% in 2021-22 to nearly 50% in 2022-23.
It also revealed that even with 50% of seats vacant at self-financed institutions (SFIs), 3,049 more such seats were added in 2022-23.
To a question by Lunawada MLA Gulabsinh Chauhan, the government said that as of December 31, 2023, the state has 69,410 engineering seats.
Of these, 57,999 are at self-financed colleges, 9,839 at government colleges and 1,572 at grant-in-aid colleges.
The number of seats at government colleges increased by 753 in 2022-23 from the previous year.
The data showed that in 2021-22 there were 65,608 seats at government, grant-in-aid and self-financed colleges, with 47% or 30,829 remaining vacant.
In 2022-23, of 69,410 total engineering seats, 56.7% or 39,360 remained vacant. Officials said the number of vacant seats increased by 8,531 while 3,802 seats were added in the year.