Over 4,700 seats in engg, pharmacy, MBA courses reduced in Gujarat
As many as 1,295 seats that were reduced are in 15 institutes of proving Degree in Engineering
Citing "lack of required number of faculties and laboratories", the Gujarat Technological University (GTU) has reduced 4,775 seats across 38 institutes in the state for the academic session 2022-23.
Further, nine colleges are placed in the "no-admission zone"— these colleges cannot admit students for the academic session 2022-23 .
The move comes after an inspection was done by experts involved in the field of education in 280 affiliated institutions of GTU.
The inspection was conducted after the GTU called for an online self-disclosure from its 435 affiliated technical institutions in March this year, seeking information on its infrastructure including labs and faculty.
As many as 1,295 seats that were reduced are in 15 institutes of proving Degree in Engineering, while 3300 are in 18 institutes of Engineering in Diploma.
A total of 60 seats were recuded in a college of Pharmacy and 60 seats each were reduced in a three MBA colleges and 1 college providing MCA.
The names of the colleges are placed in the "no-admission zone" are withheld at the moment owing to the option of appeal these institutes can exercise, stated GTU.
Sources revealed that the institutes under "no admission zone" have already suspended admissions since last two years.
However, sources said that the engineering colleges placed under the "no-admission zone" include Gujarat Institute of Technical Studies in Sabarkantha, Sabar Institute of Technology for Girls in Sabarkantha, Aurum Institute of Technology in Rajkot, Sigma Engineering College in Bharuch and Om Institute of Technology in Panchmahal.
These were offering engineering courses in civil, mechanical, electrical, computer and IT.
Among the 38 institutes, the maximum number of seats were reduced in Engineering College Tuwa Godhra where seats in civil, mechanical and electrical engineering courses have been reduced by half from 120 to 60 each and another 30 seats were reduced in computer engineering.
In SS Agrawal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Navsari, 15 seats each were reduced across Electrical, Chemical, Mechanical, Computer and Civil engineering courses.
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