Not a single student has taken admission in 20 private engineering colleges in Madhya Pradesh in this session, a report by the state Technical Education department has said.
Not only are these 20 colleges going through a bad phase, but there are 60 more colleges where the total number of admissions is almost negligible, the report further said. Of the 20 colleges in which there was no admission, eight are located in Bhopal.
Madhya Pradesh has a total of 223 colleges and 1,11,000 students had appeared for the Pre-Engineering Test (PET) held earlier this year.
Following the PET, around 70,000 students had registered themselves for counselling with the Technical Education Department and after that 50,000 students had taken admissions in various colleges.
It seems ample options before the students in terms of availability of colleges have cast a shadow on private engineering colleges in the state.