439 MBA, MCA colleges on verge of closure

T Karnakar Reddy
Nov 04, 2011 at 09:01am IST

HYDERABAD: As many as 439 MCA and MBA colleges in the state are on the verge of closure. They have sought permission from the government to transfer the few students who took admission to nearby colleges as most of their seats remained unfilled, after the second phase of counselling which ended on October 27.
At the end of the second phase, 439 colleges (362 MCA and 77 MBA) got below 10 per cent admissions. The officials said the managements were left with no option but to transfer their students to other colleges as they can not run classes with such low intake.
According to the Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education, only 113 out 636 MCA colleges and 444 MBA colleges out of 940 got more than 90 per cent admissions. The colleges which got below 50 per cent admissions may also want to move their students to other colleges as running colleges with low intake was not economically viable. Officials said after the second phase of counselling, the number of allotments increased by only 2,233. As many 42,982 seats remain vacant including 21,681 MCA and 21,301 MBA seats. The MCA course drew only 57 new admissions while MBA attracted 1,840.
Making the situation worse, of the 49,162 total admissions after the first phase of counselling, only 38,775 students reported at the colleges and 8,372 students did not join the courses. As many as 2,015 students admitted to colleges cancelled their admissions, taking vacancies to 55,266 from 44,879 before the second phase. As another 336 new seats were added in the second phase, including 42 MCA and 294 MBA, the number of seats before the second phase was 55,602.
The number of admissions, however, rose to 51,395 as there were 5,125 fresh allotments. Though there were only 2,233 new students admitted, the allotments increased due to re-admission by students who did not report at colleges after the first phase.
Officials said the total number of admissions will be announced only after the last date of reporting at the colleges on Nov 5 in view of first phase dropouts.

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