Over 260 engineering seats are nonetheless vacant at Jadavpur University this yr and the quantity has long gone up inside the beyond fortnight as many college students have left for institutes they keep in mind to be higher.
Veteran teachers of Bengal’s most effective engineering college stated there was a time while college students by no mean idea of quitting JU after they secured admission. That belief has changed.
India now has 23 IITs that provide over 12,000 BTech seats every yr. That itself, in line with many, is a huge draw.
A little multiple-5th of the BTech seats have remained vacant after the joint front exam board had achieved the counseling for the engineering institutes that ended on July 20. JU has 1,273 engineering seats.
The university will conduct counseling on August sixteen, 18 and 19, respectively, to fill the vacant seats.
A veteran professor said the seats might get filled up through the ensuing round of counseling, but the question at the failure to retain vivid students could retain to haunt.
“On the college’s website, I saw that BTech aspirants with rank up to ten,000 were known as for filling the seats. But that was now not the state of affairs in advance,” stated the trainer.
The emptiness cropped up as the BTech aspirants regardless of being allocated seats via the online counseling did now not flip up among July 24 and August 6 to take admission.
A varsity reliable said that several aspirants who have been allotted seats inside the coveted departments which includes laptop science and engineering, electronics and telecommunication engineering did not take admissions and switched to the IITs.
“One of our group of workers attempted to counsel an aspirant who got here to the campus to evaluate the capacity of laptop technological know-how and engineering. As he dropped a hint that he would now not take admission at JU, the employee tried to steer him in taking admission at JU. He stated that he could take admission at an IIT that has to arise new,” stated the authentic.
Parthapratim Das, an instructor of computer technological know-how and engineering at IIT Kharagpur, said it turned into a count number of concern that seats at JU, which turned into inside the rivalry for the group of eminence tag along with IITs and different vital institutions, have been going vacant.
“I can remember whilst my son turned into attending counseling for securing a berth at an engineering institute in Bengal in 2007, I was fervently hoping that he made it to JU. So it’s miles a rely of the problem that such a lot of seats are final vacant. I am certain that the government will probe the reasons,” said Das.
Das admitted that the IITs and NITs had been eliminating students from JU. “A BTech aspirant might get swayed via the badge of IIT. But one has to remember that the companies even as making recruitments sound out whether or not the interviewee is from the older IITs or the more modern ones. It is likewise proper that some of the NITs are acting quite well,” said Das.
Another IIT Kharagpur teacher stated JU had to discover whether or not some of the disciplines were registering a large number of vacancies due to a low job prospect. In that case, JU needs to rationalize the seats, he said.
Chiranjeevi Bhattacharya, one of the pro-vice-chancellors, said they could soon meet to locate the reasons at the back of the vacancies.