RTI Report Reveals, Over 30% UG Engineering Seats Vacant in NIT Delhi

Nov. 1, 2015 content.teams

In IIT-Delhi, for session 2015-16, almost 30 per cent UG engineering seats are still unfilled. Such has been revealed in the RTI report. Total 180 seats were sanctioned for three main branches and out of these only 124 were filled. Hence, the remaining 56 seats are still vacant for the current academic year.

The three basic UG engineering courses being run in IIT-Delhi are Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) and Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE). In each course, the intake capacity is 60. Of these, 1/3 seats are vacant in each branch.

As per NIT-Delhi officials, who shared information in response to the RTI report, the worst case scenario is in ECE branch where 20 seats are still vacant. On the other hand, in CSE and EEE 18 seats are vacant, which is no better than the worst case.

The information provided by NIT-Delhi, about the vacant seats, is summarized in the table below.

 

S.No.

Name of the Branch

Seats

Open

Open (PWD)

SC

SC (PWD)

ST

ST (PWD)

OBC

OBC (PWD)

Total

1.

CSE

Number of seats

29

0

9

0

5

0

16

1

60

Admission

15

0

6

0

4

0

16

1

42

Vacant Seats

14

0

3

0

1

0

0

0

18

2.

ECE

Number of seats

29

2

8

1

4

0

16

0

60

Admission

12

1

7

0

4

0

16

0

40

Vacant Seats

12

1

7

0

4

0

16

0

20

3.

EEE

Number of seats

29

1

9

0

5

0

16

0

60

Admission

17

0

6

0

4

0

15

0

42

Vacant Seats

12

1

3

0

1

0

1

0

18

 

 

When asked for a reason behind such blunder, the Institute put the entire blame on the JoSAA seat allocation procedure. The flaw in the common counselling procedure was that it did not provide candidates an opportunity to withdraw the accepted seat. However, after the 4th round of counselling CSAB conducted a special round of counselling which was held exclusively to fill the seats in NITs + system.

It would be better if instead of playing the blame game these top educational bodies formulate a plan to allocate seats properly, for the upcoming session.

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