Bengaluru: Most of the engineering seats under management quota in self-financing colleges in Karnataka state are lying vacant. The admissions to these seats are through the entrance exam conducted by Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka (COMEDK).
Out of the 16,216 seats 9782 are lying vacant. Most of the students are opting for other courses rather than engineering. The number of students opting science, commerce streams are on the increase. Reports state most of the self-financing engineering colleges are facing financial crisis.
The fees to management seats are thrice the amount fixed for government quota. For government quota seats, admissions are through entrance exam conducted by the government. Fees in government quota seats are Rs 58,800 while in management quota seats Rs 2,01,960.
Earlier AICTE had reduced the number of seats for technical education in the country. However, it had given 900 additional seats to Karnataka.
There is also a huge decrease in the other state students.