The Conundrum In Tamarind Land
- A private engineering college surrenders 65% seats under the government quota through single-window counselling
- In 2016-17, only 1,34,994 candidates applied for admission under the government quota for the 2,77,061 seats in 2016-17 in government, aided and private colleges. The remaining seats fell vacant mostly in private engineering colleges.
- Only the top 200 colleges managed to fill all their seats in various departments. In 55 colleges, less than 100 students were admitted in the last two years against a full intake of 30,500 seats. (On an average an engineering college has 800 seats in five graduate streams).
- Nearly 30 institutes have applied for closure this year, while another 154 have sought reduced intake. A dozen colleges are shutting down a few courses.
The hero in the film is a rowdy and tells the girl, “So you’re an engineer? Great.” Pat comes the response from the heroine, an IT graduate looking for a job: “What is great about that? In Tamil Nadu, who isn’t an engineer?” It’s a striking scene from Kaadhalum Kadandhu Pogum (Love Also Passes), a 2016 romantic comedy-drama.