This year, Maharashtra has 13,000 fewer engineering seats

16 May 2017 | By Mansi Motwani
News from the Financial Capital

According to the data released by the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), the number of engineering seats in Maharashtra has dipped from 1.43 lakh to 1.30 lakh for the upcoming academic year 2017-2018.

The Common Entrance Test (CET) for engineering and pharmacy aspirants this year was conducted on 11th May; results for the same will be out soon.

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