Vacant seats in Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Management and Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIITs)
The vacant seats have come down from 87 to 4 in IITs, from 839 to 422 in NITs, from 201 to 120 in IIITs and in case of IIMs the vacant seats have increased from 13 to 38 seats but in comparison to last year it had decreased from 55 to 38. A small number of seats remained vacant in Centrally Funded Institutions, even after candidates have made partial or full payment of admission fees, as some of them do not turn up for final registration, preferring to join other institutes in disciplines of their choice.
The details of state-wise vacancies in last three years in AICTE approved management and engineering Institutions are at Annexure-IV and Annexure-V respectively. The vacant seats in AICTE approved institutions has increased from 39,541 to 86,073 in management institutions and from 1,91,086 to 3,10,741 seats in engineering institutions.
AICTE has written to all State Governments seeking data on enrolment and their perspective plans so that such data can be analyzed from the Nation’s perspective before implementing a decision for 2014-15 to grant approvals for establishment of new institutions from the academic year 2014-15 for better planning of manpower assessment, demand and supply.
An Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between AICTE and Institute of Applied Manpower Research (IAMR) for implementation of a new scheme i.e. National Information System for Technical Human Resource (NISTECHR) for providing nationalized data on technical human resource so that planning in terms of courses, institutions state-wise could be done.