In a major development, the Gujarat State Education Department has allowed the students who have cleared the class 12 supplementary exams to apply for the regular admissions in the professional colleges. The decision to allow the students to apply for the examinations after recording extremely low registrations due to which more than 52 percent of seats have been left vacant after the first round of admissions.
The lower numbers of seats have been recorded for the degree and diploma engineering colleges across the state for which the registrations commenced on October 19, 2020. According to the ACPC, this year only 30,060 students have registered for the programmes for 50,928 engineering seats in 139 government grants in aid and self-financed institutes with the Admission Committee for Professional Courses.
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ACPC Member secretary, Principal of LD Engineering college – Rajul Gajjar stated that this is the first time students with supplementary results in class 12 board exams are allowed in the second round admissions. The students will be able to apply for the regular admission process unlike earlier when the students could apply only for the seats left out after the admission process is completed,
Only 24,016 seats were allotted after the first round of online admissions by ACPC which is 47.15 percent of the total seats taken by the students and 26,912 vacant seats which accounts for 52.83 percent in the second round for which registrations are open.