Thiruvananthapuram: Some of the private self-engineering colleges that face shortage of students cut their cost by dubious means like lay-off during the summer holidays. Many of the teachers resign with the result that the students are denied proper teaching. No new teacher would join the college which lacks students, said a teacher. Such colleges will face shortage of students as well as faculty and no new student will seek admission there.
According to the teacher, he knew about a college where about 16 students studied in each branch in the fourth year. The number was less in the third and second year. Only a handful of students sought admissions for the first year this time, he said. Another teacher said that many low-ranked colleges offer seats in management quota with fee less than that of the government colleges to attract students. They also hype the figures of campus recruitment with some claiming 100 percent placement. In fact, there would be no recruitment by major companies. Minor companies may offer salaries in the range of Rs 10,000 only, the teacher added.