The vacant seats of the engineering colleges will now be filled up by the open counselling, state education minister Partha Chatterjee said, adding the engineering colleges would come up with advertisement to call the students for open counselling. No seats would be vacant.
“The engineering colleges were asked to publish advertisement to fill up there vacancies soon. They can go for open counselling, but there should not be any vacant seat in colleges,” the minister has said in Wednesday at Nabanna.
The education department has learnt that batches are yet to be filled up in some reputed private engineering colleges in West Bengal. Some of the government run engineering colleges are also not exception.
However, the state government is also thinking of taking candidates from the diploma courses of engineering to fill up the vacancies of colleges. In the existing process, polytechnic students can get the lateral entry into B.Tech degree courses, by passing a lateral entry examination.
“The state could implement the norm in which only 45 per cent marks would be enough to secure the position in engineering degree colleges,” an official added.