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According to the Government’s Report to the Rajya Sabha, 33% of Undergraduate Engineering seats would be Unfilled in 2021–2022

 Saurav Anand
 Saurav Anand 14/12/2022
14/12/2022
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According to the Government's Report to the Rajya Sabha, 33% of Undergraduate Engineering seats would be Unfilled in 2021–2022
According to the Government's Report to the Rajya Sabha, 33% of Undergraduate Engineering seats would be Unfilled in 2021–2022

Government’s Report to the Rajya Sabha

The Central Government informed the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, December 14, that around 33% of seats are open in undergraduate (UG) programmes at engineering institutes nationwide.

The Central Government informed the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, December 14, that around 33% of seats are open in undergraduate (UG) programmes at engineering institutes nationwide. Dr. Subhas Sarkar, Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, provided information on the total authorised intake and open seats at undergraduate engineering institutes for the previous five years in response to a question posed by Dr. K. Keshava Rao in the Upper House.

The undergraduate engineering institutes have admitted a total of 12,53,337 applicants, whereas 4,21,203 seats remain unfilled for the 2021–22 academic year, according to Dr. Subhas Sarkar’s statistics.


Academic Year
Total Approved IntakeVacant Seats
Academic YearTotal Approved IntakeVacant Seats
2017-1814,65,8737,22,112
2018-1913,95,3456,78,932
2019-2013,28,2475,87,314
2020-2112,86,5455,66,538
2021-2212,53,3374,21,203

The filling up of seats in engineering institutes depends on the demand-supply situation, which depends on the location of the institutes, academic and infrastructure facilities therein, and the placement opportunities, Dr. Subhas Sarkar said in response to a question about the reasons why seats remain vacant.

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