COIMBATORE: Over 11,000 government-quota MBA seats in arts and science as well as engineering colleges remain vacant in the State at the end of the single-window counselling which ended on Thursday.
The counselling, which began on August 2, was held at Government College of Technology, Coimbatore. A total of 15,840 MBA seats were available in the government quota in 91 arts and science colleges and 256 engineering colleges.
“Of the 7,580 candidates called for counselling during the 12 days, only 4,876 appeared. The remaining 2,704 did not come. While 4,818 candidates got appointment, 58 opted for refund of counselling fee, as they did not get admission in the institutions of their choice,” said P Vijayan, Chief Coordinator, Tamil Nadu MBA/MCA Counselling 2015.
While 3,916 of candidates opted to study in engineering colleges, 902 took admission in arts and science colleges, he added.
At the end of the counselling, 11,022 (69.58 percent) of the total 15,840 MBA seats in the government quota remained vacant.
There were 12,484 vacant MCA government-quota seats (total 14,778) remained vacant at the end of the counselling held between June 26 and August 1.