Directorate of Technical Engineering (DTE), Maharashtra, the department responsible for maintaining the quality of technical education in the state has claimed that there has been a marginal drop in engineering seats with total number of dropped seats is 9,807 while many seats in the electrical and allied streams are vacant.
The department noticed the number of available engineering seats to be higher than the number of applicants.
According to GD Yadav, Vice Chancellor of Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai notices various factors to be responsible for fall in demand. Deteriorating quality of engineers', only 15 percent of the graduating engineers being employable are some of them.
Also, in most colleges, fresh graduates are seen teaching core subjects on contractual basis and the infrastructure too is inadequate in most colleges which relates to the fall in demand for engineering seats.
He spoke about the poor placement record in the past years. In order to eradicate this problem, he advises to use the right criteria to reduce the intakes.