Freebies to attract students

With engineering seats surpassing the number of Eamcet-qualified students this year, the managements are offering “freebies” to attract students such as free transport, laptops, and subsidised hostel and mess accommodation. Colleges have engaged educational consultants and brokers, who get them the mobile phone numbers of Eamcet applicants from JNTU-Hyderabad.

As many as 256 private engineering colleges across the state faced a crisis last year by recording less than 100 admissions after the counselling. While five colleges failed to get even a single student and had zero admissions, about 44 colleges had single-digit admissions with less than 10 seats. Similarly, 96 colleges had only between 11 and 50 seats filled.