At present there are 2.03 lacs Engineering and Pharmacy seats are available in Engineering and Pharmacy Colleges in Andhra Pradesh. Out of these, about 20000 seats (10 percent) will be reserved for ECET candidates. This number will be doubled if AICTE suggestions were put into implementation.
AICTE has also made another important suggestion according to which B.Sc. Maths students should be considered for the left over seats only after the completion of admissions for Polytechnic students. AICTE also indicated that all the candidates should secure minimum 50 percent marks in qualifying examinations, i.e., Polytechnic Diploma, D. Pharmacy and B.Sc. Mathematics to be eligible to appear for the Entrance exam. Reserved candidates need 45 percent marks in qualifying exams. The Government of Andhra Pradesh did not take any decision yet on these proposals. It is most likely that the Govt. would prefer existing formalities and the same would be intimated to AICTE.