Gujarat Polytechnics to have 2,500 more seats

The aim is to bridge the gap between the demand and supply of seats in diploma engineering in the state’s polytechnic colleges

Ahmedabad: The Gujarat government has planned to add 2,500 more engineering seats in the polytechnic colleges of of the state. The State Education Department has asked the polytechnic colleges  to make applications at the earliest to the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) for this.

The last date of filing of application forms to increase diploma engineering seats has been postponed from January 15 to 30, officials said.

The move aims at bridging the gap between vacant seats in engineering colleges and the rush for admissions in  engineering diploma courses. One lakh students apply annually for the 60,000 seats in these colleges, said officials.

There are 16,000 diploma seats in government colleges and 55,000 in private and government colleges.