Allotments placed on website: http://apeamcet.nic.in

The number of zero admission colleges rose to 22 after the second phase of allotments on Tuesday while the number of vacant seats in the convenor quota were 1,06,371, including 98,218 engineering seats, and 8,153 pharmacy seats.

Last year, 76,310 seats were vacant, while 40,273 seats went vacant in 2010.

The allotments have been placed on the website ‘http://apeamcet.nic.in’ and candidates have to report at the respective allotted colleges before October 6.

Candidates can download the allotment order from the website and the bank challan form for the payment of fee. Details of fee to be paid are indicated in the order. Those who wish to cancel their admission have to approach at helpline centres before October 10 to collect their certificates.

After the second phase, 229 colleges received less than 100 admissions. Candidates who were allotted seats in colleges that received less than 20 admissions in the first phase preferred to change and choose colleges where the numbers were more, ensuring that 22 colleges went without a single admission this year. From the first allotments, 12,584 candidates did not report to the allotted colleges, while 6,296 cancelled their admissions.

Computer Science Engineering (CSE) was the worst hit with only 49 per cent seats being filled with 26,249 seats going vacant.

Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE) had 22,668 seats vacant, Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE) had 16,640 vacancies followed by Information Technology (IT) with 12,334 seats and Mechanical Engineering with 9,855 vacant seats.

In Civil engineering, 8,018 seats went vacant.