The education department has appealed to the 50,000 students
of medical stream for filling the vacant seats in the engineering colleges, but
is yet to get any positive response. Gujarat education department, after
scrapping the semester system, appealed to the medical students who have
successfully cleared the class XII exam to opt for the engineering courses in March
2016. The education department wanted to fill the vacancies in engineering
colleges and urged the 50,000 medical stream students to join, but
unfortunately could not get any positive response. The state government took
the decision in order to resolve the issue of filling thousands of seats which
are going vacant every year in the private engineering colleges which incurred
huge losses every year.
Nearly 50,000 medical stream students have cleared the mathematics
examination but only 290 students registered after the appeal of the
government. Even out of 290 students, only 187 appeared for the examination. Only
19 students have cleared the examination, which is highly embarrassing. Such
results were never expected, as stated by a senior GSHSEB official. Most of the
students felt that they required more time to prepare for the two-year
curriculum of mathematics subject.
The scheme announced by the government was to benefit most
of the medical students who have limited options, in case they fail to get
admission for medical. GSHSEB deputy director, R R Thakkar, added that the Board has not analysed the problem and even the data is
not available to know about how many students appeared and have passed the
examination to get admission in the engineering institutes.