No seats remaining vacant in govt engineering colleges

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There is no vacant seat in government engineering colleges across the country, the Parliament was told on Wednesday.

Responding to the question of BJP Rajya Sabha member from Karnataka, K.C. Ramamurthy on the number of vacant seats, Minister of State for Education Dr Subhas Sarkar said that there was a continuous increase in the number of approved seats in government engineering institutions from 2019-20 to 2021-22.

“The AICTE has started a portal named National Educational Alliance for Technology (NEAT) aimed to bring the best technological solutions in education technology to enhance youth employability. These solutions use Artificial Intelligence for personalised and customised learning experiences for better learning outcomes and skill development in niche areas,” he said.

Sarkar also said that the government has been able to provide education in all corners of the country with equity, quality, affordability, and accessibility.

Responding to a supplementary question, he said that the placement of engineering students has not declined in the country despite the Covid-19 induced lockdown.

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