A 10 per cent rise in admissions to technical, engineering courses was witnessed this year. While the engineering colleges of the state had witnessed only 32 per cent admission last year, the admission percentage this year crossed 42 per cent mark, according to the data available with the Department of Technical Education (DTE), Chhattisgarh government. The main reason behind such a healthy rise in the admission percentage even during Covid-19 crisis was said to be the proactive measures taken by the state government, claimed sources in the DTE. It is worthwhile to mention, the process of admissions, including on the spot admission, have been completed two-three days back.
According to data available, 42.04 per cent admission to Bachelor of Engineering (BE) courses was registered this year. A total of 5054 students took admission against 12021 seats available in the 33 engineering colleges, including three government engineering colleges, of the state.
Government Engineering College Raipur recorded 100 per cent admission this year while Government Engineering Colleges Jagdalpur and Bilaspur recorded 99.30 per cent and 99.27 per cent admission respectively.
Among private engineering colleges, Bhilai Institute of Technology (BIT), Bhilai House, Durg, recorded the highest 92.99 per cent admission to its BE courses this year followed by Shri Shankaracharya Institute of Professional Management & Technology, Raipur stood second among private colleges with 72.09 per cent admission.
Similarly, the private engineering colleges witnessed admission above 50 per cent admission this year include Shri Shankaracharya Technical Campus (Shri Shankaracharya Group of Institutions) Bhilai (63.34%), J K Institute of Engineering Bilaspur (58.42%), Shri Rawatpura Sarkar Institute of Technology Raipur (55.81%), Vishwavidyalaya Engineering College, Lakhanpur, Ambikapur (55.56%), Chouksey Engineering College, Lal Khadan, Bilaspur (50.85%) and Central Institute of Plastics Engineering & Technology Raipur recorded 50.79% admission this year.
The engineering colleges, which could not even attract 10 per cent candidates of their total seats, are Bharti College of Engineering & Technology Durg (6.76%), Chhattisgarh Engineering College, Borsi, Dhanora Road, Durg (5.78%), Institute of Technology Korba (4.98%), Professional Institute of Engineering and Technology, Raipur (4.76%) and Raipur Institute of Technology Raipur (2nd shift) (2.63%).
Rungta College of Engineering & Technology Raipur got 10.23 per cent students while Shri Shankaracharya Institute of Engineering and Technology Durg could fill 10.53 per cent of its total seats. Similarly, Dr C V Raman Institute of Science and Technology, Kota, Bilaspur could fill 11.93 per cent of its total seat. Similarly, Krishna Engineering College Bhilai saw 12.30 per cent admission and Kirodimal Institute of Technology Raigarh could fill 13.33 per cent of its total seats.
Shri Shankaracharya Technical Campus (Shri Shankaracharya Engineering College), Bhilai, found 16.08 per cent students for its BE courses, RSR, Rungta College of Engineering & Technology, Bhilai found 18.41 per cent students this year, MM College of Technology Raipur got 23.81 per cent students, Christian College of Engineering & Technology Bhilai found 25.13 per cent students, Yugantar Institute of Technology & Management Rajnandgaon could fill 27.89 per cent seats, Rungta College of Engineering & Technology Bhilai could get 31.55 per cent students, Lakhmichand Institute of Technology Bilaspur could find 33.02 per cent students, Chhatrapati Shivaji Institute of Technology Durg saw 33.10 per cent admission, Raipur Institute of Technology Raipur saw 37.11% admission, Columbia Institute of Engineering and Technology saw 39.29% admission, Ashoka Institute of Tech & Management Rajnandgaon saw 42.52% admission and Bhilai Institute of Technology Kendri Raipur could attract 48.15 per cent students this year.
The DTE sources said that 4933 seats of B Pharmacy/D Pharmacy colleges were filled this year. Similarly, 4065 seats of Diploma in Engineering out of total 8572 were filled. Out of 380 MCA seats, 182 seats were filled while 766 MBA seats, out of 961, were filled. Out of 1351 MTech seats, 436 seats were filled this year. Similarly, 168 MPharmacy seats were filled out of 230 total seats.
The DTE officials gave credit to Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and Higher-Technical Education Minister Umesh Patel for this achievement. Admission on merit basis instead of holding entrance examination was one of the major reasons why engineering colleges witnessed more admission this year in comparison to last year, said the DTE officials.