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Seats may lapse over NEET chaos

Anna University officials said they would have to contend with vacancies that arise due to the shift to medicine as counselling was a manual process. Some professors, however, said the vacancies may not be as many as in the previous years.

Image result for anna university counselling 2017“Last year, around 300 seats lapsed as candidates moved to medicine during the second and third round of counselling after being admitted to engineering. Students from some of the best affiliated colleges shifted last year. But this year we expect fewer students to move as there would be those who failed NEET and many may not get a college of their choice,” a professor said.

Former Anna University Vice-Chancellor E. Balagurusamy felt a few vacancies need not be cause for concern.

“If we change the system it could lead to other issues. Even in postgraduate courses seats go vacant. What can we do in a situation such as this,” Mr. Balagurusamy asked.

Fewer seats

This year, counselling began with nearly 10,000 fewer seats as compared to last year.

According to Erode-based education analyst Moorthy Selvakumaran seats have been reduced in core branches such as civil (2,100); mechanical (2,681); CSE (1,396); ECE (1,200); EEE (1,164); and IT (500 seats) as self-financing colleges surrendered these seats.


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