Out of 5,100 MBA seats in 56 colleges of six districts under Nagpur region, only 1,770 have been filled after the end of all admission rounds. About 60% will remain vacant this year, across all colleges coming under Nagpur University.
The situation seems same across the state. DTE sources claimed that out of over 45,700 MBA seats in Maharashtra, only 12,321 seats were filled so far. Some 37 colleges surrendered over 2,000 minority seats for general category in order to get more students.
All top colleges, where getting admission was once a dream, witnessed a severe downfall in number of students. However, some less known and new colleges got good response with a majority of their seats filled up. DTE sources added that they had received many complaints of irregularities by colleges that were also application receipt centres (ARCs) for the centralized admissions. They allegedly took password from candidates and changed the priority to put their own name on top.
They added the present number of students may increase slightly as many colleges had provisionally admitted final year students whose results were yet to be declared by NU and other universities.