2 lakh Engineering seats in Andhra Pradesh to go vacant this year
Updated on Jun 21, 2014 - 6:43 p.m. IST by Saurabh Pareek
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Over 2 lakh seats are expected to go vacant for this academic session admission process in Andhra Pradesh Engineering Colleges. For the academic session 2013-2014 in Andhra Pradesh across 3 regions, as high as 2 lakh seats may  vacant.

The EAMCET 2013 Counselling was postponed for over 2 months and faced various issues with execution once it started because of ongoing tension in the State of Andhra Pradesh. The EAMCET Certificate Verification process 2013 is over and the EAMCET Web Counselling 2013 will also get over this week.

Total Engineering Seats in Andhra Pradesh

3.38 lakhs

Convener Quota-Based on Merit List

2.37 lakhs

Management Quota

1.01 lakhs

*Approx. Figures

The High Court of Andhra Pradesh ordered the State to start EAMCET Counselling as soon as possible but Document Verification Process for EAMCET 2013 Counselling faced a lot of troubles. Strike Stricken Seemandhra Students were the most affected. Currently the web option entry process is going on for EAMCET 2013 Counselling.

Telangana region is expected to be the worst hit region because of the deficit of students. The region is already facing tensions because of the political situations existing in the region and the state and this blow in Engineering admissions is not going to ease up the situation. Click here to read the article on Brain Drain from Telangana Region.

For this region, 61000 students have attended the counselling this year for admission to 313 engineering colleges affiliated to JNTU-Hyderabad. Total Number of seats are around 1.65 lakhs. Nine colleges from this region have already closed down post approvals from AICTE (All India Council of Technical Education).

Now in the Andhra Region which falls under JNTU-K university, it has 201 colleges listed under it. Approximately 1.01 lakh seats in engineering streams are there for this region and the affiliating university.

Whereas The Rayalaseema region falls under JNTU-Anantpur and 118 engineering colleges are listed under the university. A total of around 60,000 seats is there in this region.

Name of Region

Name of affiliating university

Total Number of affiliated colleges

Total Number of Seats

Telangana Region



1.65 lakhs

Andhra Region



1.01 lakhs

Rayalaseema Region



0.60 lakhs


If we compare the ongoing situation with the previous year EAMCET Counselling figures, not all students who attend the document verification process take final admission as expected. Now, last year more than 10% students who attended the EAMCET 2013 Counselling Document Verification Process didn’t take final admission.

The same percentage can be expected this year too for academic session 2013-2014.

Considering all 3 regions together, there would be many colleges who have got none or very less number of students admitted. And with the ongoing situation, some colleges are expected to be shut down this year itself.

An official said that Some colleges were very few students have taken admission through counselling are expected to shift/transfer their students to some other college for the classroom proceedings. In the mean time, these colleges will be shut down to avoid the investment in teaching and non teaching categories.

Now, again for such colleges, Telangana region is worst hit. Around 40 colleges are expected to remain shut in this region.

Where as in Andhra Region the number is expected to be around 20 and similarly in Rayalaseema region around 10 colleges are expected to remain shut.

In last academic session admission, 10 colleges saw zero admission figures and this number can increase for the this academic session admission procedure.

We have highlighted it lot of times earlier that this delay has caused serious loss to the State of Andhra Pradesh and lead to the migration of students to the neighboring states like Karnataka, Kerela, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and New Delhi . Andhra Pradesh was once considered to be education hub and a hot destination for engineering aspirants but the recent issues have surely decreased that reputation.

Click Here to read the Open Letter to APSCHE Chairman 2013 by Careers360.

If this trend continues, Andhra Pradesh engineering colleges would face serious concerns as even more number of seats may go vacant! This decrease in admission rate must be tackled effectively so that for the coming year, the best possible steps should be taken and proper & timely execution of processes should be done.

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what is the best engineering college through Ap eamcet and does it have the best placements??

Singampalli sai rahul Student Expert 27th Jan, 2020
Hello aspirant,

I will mention the top engineering colleges in Andhra pradesh in which you can get admission through AP EAMCET.
  • Andhra University
  • JNTU,Kakinada
  • Gayatri vidya parishad
  • JNTU,Anantapur
  • SRKR,Bhimavaram
  • Anil Neerukonda institute of technology
  • Koneru Lakshmaiah education foundation

Usually, Private institutions bring more placements but if it is a Govt. Univetsity then it will be more reputed.
For more info regatding top engineering colleges in AP go through this linkhttps://engineering.careers360.com/colleges/ranking/top-engineering-colleges-in-India-accepting-ap-eamcet-score

Is there age limit for AP EAMCET ?

ÑÍthesh 19th Jan, 2020
Hello vamsi Krishna!!
Yes, there is an age limit to apper for AP EAMCET. Maximum age limit is 22 years where as the minimum age limit to appear in the entrance is 17 years completed on December 31st of admission .For SC/ST candidates they must be 25 years on December 31 of the admission year. Hope this information helps you.
Good luck!!!

Is there age eligibility for ap EAMCET?

ÑÍthesh 19th Jan, 2020
Hello vamsi krishna!!
A candidate must have completed 17 years of age as on December 31,2020.There is no upper age limit to apply for AP EAMCET.Take a detailed view about the eligibility criteria of AP EAMCET in the link provided:

Hope this helps you!!
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if i belong from up then i will give this exam or not

Aditi Amrendra Student Expert 15th Jan, 2020

No, other state students are not eligible to apply for AP EAMCET.
In order to apply you should belong to the state of Telangana or Andhra Pradesh.

To know the full eligibility criteria click on the link below :


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what is the age limit for Ap Eamcet

Somrita Bhattacharya 12th Jan, 2020


  • Candidates must be at least 16 years of age as on December 31, 2020.

  • There is no upper age limit for applying for AP EAMCET 2020 .

  • Candidates seeking admission in B.Tech Dairy Technology, B.Tech Agricultural Engineering, B.Tech Food Science & Technology, candidates must be minimum 17 years of age as on December 31, 2020. Upper age limit in this case will be 22 years for general category candidates whereas for SC/ST category candidates, the upper age limit is 25 years.

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