Govt, pvt engg colleges allowed to hold admissions to vacant B Tech seats 

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The Kerala Government has issued an order granting permission to all government and private engineering colleges to admit students to Bachelor of Technology (B Tech) seats that are lying vacant even after the completion of allotment proceedings by the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations (CEE).

The permission, however, is subject to certain conditions. The institutions are required to conform to the merit norms.

As per the criteria set by the AICTE, applicants securing the admission to the B Tech programmes are not required to qualify in the entrance examinations.

The admission list will be subject to inspection and final approval by the APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University.

Every year, several seats remain vacant even after the completion of the admission process following the entrance exam and spot admissions. These seats subsequently lapse. Such seats, which are certain to lapse in government or private self-financing engineering colleges, are now being filled based on higher secondary marks.

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