There was a splash of engineering graduates falling down from the clouds in the terraces of various IT and ITES companies for job opportunities. Now the trend is finally settling down as the result of widespread awareness about the big gap in Professional education and employment in India. The past three to four years witnessed a considerable downfall in the total number of students selecting engineering colleges for their future especially in Tamil Nadu.
On a national scale 239 Institutes have applied for closure and was approved recently. In Tamil Nadu the number of Engineering Institutions are down by 20 this 2018. There is a decrease in percentage of colleges requesting approval from All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) for Engineering, Architectural and Management courses.
A significant amount of fallen figures in the total number of seats clearly indicates a change in trend in terms of Students selecting their higher studies. A recent data counts the number to 32, 62,262 available seats this year against the last year’s total of 35, and 52,199 seats.
Ministry of Higher Education officially confirmed the decrease in number of engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu. This year 567 colleges will admit students for the engineering courses and it was 587 Colleges last year. Last year 1, 52,704 seats were filled out of 2, 67,651 seats which was still a gradual decrease compared to 2016 admissions.
AICTE Website mentions 94 Institutions’ application for total closure of courses in Diploma, Under Graduate and Post Graduate Engineering standards. Most popular courses like Civil Engineering, Automobile Engineering and Computer Science Engineering are in the closure status in many institutions of Tamil Nadu.
The sudden clouding of Students in the Diploma courses in Pharmacy denotes the wide opportunities in that particular field. The recent report confirms that 338 Institutes are added to the list of colleges offering diploma courses on Pharmacy and its related fields. Private colleges with the Pharmacy courses are increasing in number thanks to the recent medical development and the health care units in Tamil Nadu.