Over 20 per cent of engineering seats in the prestigious Jadavpur University remained vacant after closure of the admission process on August 6. According to official data, out of the 1,273 seats offered by the varsity, 261 seats are not filled. Among all courses, maximum seats remain vacant in mechanical engineering at 29, followed by civil engineering at 28. According to data available on the varsity’s website, 13 seats are vacant in the architecture course, chemical engineering – 21, computer science and engineering – 16, construction engineering – 16, electrical engineering – 27, electronic and tele communication engineering – 11, food tech and biochemical engineering – 8, information technology – 22, instrumentation and electronics – 14, metallurgical engineering – 7, pharmacy – 12, power engineering – 13, printing engineering – 10, production engineering – 14.
After the three-phase counselling ended on July 20, there were no takers for 197 seats, which rose to 261 after closure of the admission process. “Several candidates, who had locked the seats during the counselling process, did not turn up for admission,” explained engineering department head Chiranjib Bhattacharjee. The varsity will conduct a decentralised counselling process on August 16, 18 and 19 respectively in an aim to fill the vacant seats.