243 colleges get less than 100 admissions; 1.08 lakh seats vacant

Not a single admission was made in 13 engineering colleges and 243 colleges got less than 100 admissions and only 56 colleges got admissions above 500.

This was revealed in the engineering admission allotments released on Tuesday evening for this year. The allotments are displayed in the website https://apeamcet.nic.in. Officials said that 1,08,098 seats out of the 2,34,488 available under the convenor quota remained vacant this year. The State has 609 engineering colleges in the private sector and 34 in the government sector apart from the minority colleges. Officials said that 25,254 seats remained vacant in Computer Science Engineering; 27,483 in Electronics and Communication Engineering; 17,629 in Electrical and Electronics Engineering; 11,511 in Mechanical Engineering and 6,347 in Information Technology stream.

Candidates now have to download the allotment order from the website and pay the fee given in the allotment order in any Indian Bank or Andhra Bank branch in the State.

In respect of fee reimbursement cases, there is no need to pay.

Candidates with downloaded allotment order and fee receipt have to report to the allotted colleges before September 23 and those who are not interested to join after allotment and candidates who have not secured seats have to approach the Helpline Centres to take back their certificates.

The final phase of admissions will be conducted from September 24 to 27 and the allotments will be placed on September 29.