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Over 60% seats in engineering colleges lying vacant in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: More than 60% of seats in engineering colleges across Odisha have remained vacant, said Skill Development and Technical Education Minister Premananda Nayak informed on Saturday.

In a written reply to Congress MLA Tara Prasad Bahinipati, the Minister said currently a total of 93 engineering colleges with 31,174 seats are functional in the state.

Out of the engineering seats in 93 colleges, 11,745 seats were filled in 2019-20 academic year while remaining 19,429 are still lying vacant, said the Minister.

He also informed that 3 colleges have applied for closure.

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