The number of students who preferred marine engineering was also lesser this year as only 8.63 per cent of seats were filled.
Even in the second round, students preferred to join computer science, artificial intelligence, electronics and communication engineering and information technology.
Only 28 colleges were able to fill 40% of the seats; computer science most preferred
In several cases, law and order police are seizing smuggled ration rice while Civil Supplies-CID police remain mute spectators.
Last year, the rank list only featured 1.58 lakh students.
All-time high number attributed to better placements & good pay packages last year