Nearly 12,500 BEd seats (3,000 in arts and 9,500 in science) are still lying vacant. Around 3,000 candidates locked their choices of colleges across the state during the second phase of counselling on Thursday.
Hundreds of students took part in the counselling held at two centres set up at Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj University (CSMU).
Sandeep Singh, co-ordinator of BEd counselling at one of the counselling centres at CSMU said that 74 students locked seats at his centre on Thursday. He also said that 46 candidates locked seats in computer centre at CSMU, 100 at Dayanand Academy of Management Studies, 136 at SSA Institute in Naramau and 122 at Naraina Institute in Panki on Thursday.
Singh further said, "There are 70 BEd colleges affiliated to Kanpur University offering the course in arts stream, while 45 colleges offer BEd in science."
He added that students with ranks between 1,30,000 and 2,10,000 have been invited to take part in counselling on Friday. Students from ranks 2,10,000 to 2,30,000 and 2,30,000 to 2,50,000 have been invited for counselling on Saturday and Sunday respectively.