The government of Tamilnadu has planned to withdraw B.tech in 18 colleges for the year 2014 – 15 . In the last year 19 colleges has taken away B.tech in the system. In the same manner 18 colleges has applied to Anna University to withdraw B.tech. Apart from B.tech, the applications have also been received to stop MBA, MCA respectively.
The campus interviews are considerably came down for the last two years. The other major factors affecting the economy are Information technology recession and salary issues hampering the Informational technology which is directly related to admissions in the colleges.
The department of ECE in government quota has got filled around 24,992 out of 42,966 seats. The computer science dept in government quota has got filled around 15,684 out of 33,505 seats. Out of 16,466, Informational technology ( B.Tech) only 6,705 seats filled in government quota.
As there is lack of interest among students in Informational technology ( B.Tech) there is no admission taking place. Hence colleges decided to shut the Informational technology (B.Tech) department.
The Colleges has taken special attention to reduce the number of seats towards computer related sectors like Electronics and Communication Engineering, Computer Science and also attention is sought to reduce the number of teaching faculties as well.