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KEAM 2017 – more than 50% engineering seats unoccupied in Kerala


Above 50 % seats in Kerala engineering colleges lie vacant.


More than half of the seats in the engineering colleges in Kerala are vacant. Admissions to engineering courses in Kerala are done on the basis of Kerala Engineering Agriculture Medical (KEAM) entrance exam. The whole process is overseen by the Commissioner of Entrance Examination (CEE), Kerala.

Kerala Education Minister, C. Raveendranath, asked the state legislative assembly to submit a report on the problem and also a master plan to deal with it. Once the report is submitted by the Justice K. Dineshan Commission, they will start working on the plan to restore the professional courses. He added that it was high time that major improvement was made in the professional education courses.


Also See: Engineering Entrance Exams


Out of the 60,000 seats in the engineering colleges, only about 30,000 are occupied. 5.44% seats in the state-run government colleges, 3.06% seats in the state-aided colleges are vacant. The remaining vacant seats are from the private college.


The KEAM exam was conducted on 24th and 25th April.

The fourth online allotment process for the remaining seats in Engineering/Architecture/Pharmacy courses began on 4th August and ended on 8th August.


Also See: Common Entrance Test

The KEAM allotment notification stated that if there are any vacant seats left in a Govt./Aided/Govt. Controlled Self Financing/University Controlled Self Financing Engineering Colleges and Government Pharmacy colleges, the college authorities have to conduct a spot counseling round on or before 15th August.

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