HYDERABAD: The engineering colleges in the state have got nearly 40,000 additional engineering and pharmacy (MPC stream) seats this year, taking the total number to 3.5 lakh seats. That means 2.92 lakh students, who have applied for Eamcet-2012 in the MPC stream till now, are going to compete for as many as 3.5 lakh seats.
According to a senior member of Professional Colleges Association of Andhra Pradesh, the All India Council for Technical Education has already sent its approval to 500 colleges which have applied for additional intake. The AICTE will communicate the same to the state government by April 15.
Last year, there were about 3.21 lakh seats for engineering and pharma courses for MPC students, and more than one lakh seats remained vacant after the final phase of counselling. About, 2.78 lakh students had applied under the MPC stream.