Government colleges will be considered on priority for the scheme in the districts, and in case there is no government college, private engineering colleges will be selected, Naryana clarified.
After a gap of almost five years, private engineering colleges managed to fill over 50 per cent of seats.
Major transformation to take place in technical education: Bommai
Poor infra drags engineering admission below 10 per cent in six Anna University constituent colleges
The trend has raised concerns among experts as at least six of the 306 institutes are constituent colleges of the premier Anna University (AU).
Dean (Academics) A Sadiq said that the move would allow colleges and students to plan ahead for campus placements, examinations, assessments, internships, and extracurricular activities.
No fee hike for engineering courses this year in Karnataka; annual 10 per cent increase likely from 2022
Education Department has agreed upon an annual 10 per cent increase from 2022-23 batch, said the private college association head.
According to experts, the cut -off mark is likely to increase by 5 to even 50 marks in various bands this year as the number of top scorers is quite high.
However, the number of students applying to join BE, B Tech courses laterally has risen by around 17,500 this academic year
A top source from the higher education department said that it has been a while since engineering colleges were allowed to hike their fees.
What is also encouraging is that the placement season in 2022 too augurs well for then graduates.
This year, 16 engineering colleges have decided not to take part in the admission counselling.
The languages in which the B Tech course is being launched now include Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil and Bengali and the institutions are spread across eight states.
AICTE has also asked the colleges to not insist students to pay full year or full term fee at one go and advised colleges to collect fees in three or four equal instalments till normalcy is restored.
As a result of declining enrolment and low realisation of fees, institutions are caught in a precarious situation, having to either take excess loans or tap into surplus funds to meet salary payments.
The issue was raised on Thursday by the Praja Science Vedika, which claimed that many teaching and administration staff from engineering colleges have been forced to look for alternative jobs.