No takers for MCA courses in Madhya Pradesh

BHOPAL: It was one of the most sought after courses till few years back. However, the master of computer application (MCA) course is now hardly finding any takers. Against the availability of 8,000 seats, only 1,330 seats have been occupied.

The grim situation is despite a second time extension in the last date of counseling for admissions to 215 colleges across the state. The director of technical education extended the last date of MCA counseling from July 31 to August 11.

According to DTE, only six government colleges offering MCA courses could manage to fill its seats completely, they include Engineering college, Jabalpur, MITS, Gwalior, SATI, Vidisha, School of CS, DAVV, Indore, SGSITS, Indore and UIT, RGPV, Bhopal. In the first counseling, only 800 seats were allotted in MCA.

There are 215 colleges across the state, including 67 in Bhopal, which offer MCA courses. Official records say around 80% of their students appearing for Pre MCA test every year are from the state, while the rest are from other states.

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