Even after the first two rounds admissions through the Admission Committee for Professional Courses (ACPC), 38,958 of the 65,358 seats of degree engineering seats are vacant in Gujarat state. These numbers are exclusive of the management and NRI quota seats. Last year 33,000 out of about 70,000 seat , including NRI and management quota seats, were vacant.

A source in the admission committee said that based on the provisional meril list announced in June 2019, the committee expected around 39,000 seats in engineering colleges across Gujarat to remain vacant. These vacant seats are about 60% of the total seats on offer, the sourc clarified.

Of the 16,731 candidates who had secured admissions in the first round, 6,658 participated in the second round to change their college preference. In the first round conducted by ACPC, 19,742 candidates had secured admission. Based on the merit and choice filling by the candidates, 26,4000 candidates have been given admissions in the two rounds conducted so far.

In the case of self-financed colleges, out of the 51,879 seats, 36,098 seats are vacant whereas foor government and grant-in aid colleges, of the 13,479 seats seats 2,860 are vacant. “There are few takers for self-financed colleges owing to higher fees,” a source said.