Maharashtra: Seats In Degree Colleges To Increase?

Seats in degree colleges are hoped to be increased since the state has summoned applications from colleges that are equipped with the infrastructure and faculty to commence new divisions.

Maharashtra: Seats In Degree Colleges To Increase?

Seats in degree colleges are anticipated to increase since the state has summoned applications from colleges that are equipped with the infrastructure and faculty to commence new divisions, reported the Times of India.

These applications will be processed on a war-footing only this year since considerable students have been promoted to the HSC. It is thus anticipated that more students will be seeking admissions this year, with many colleges in the city already witnessing a surge in student applications.

According to the report, a circular was made by the joint director of higher education office that clarified the deadline of the process to be August 31. Section 109 (8) of the Maharashtra Public Universities Act, 2016 enables the authorities to accelerate the procedure to commence a new division in “extraordinary situations”, stated an official.

The official is said to have elaborated on how since many students have cleared the board exams, it is likely that there will be a hike in demand for seats. In a novel situation as such, the department decided to approve applications after following the due process. Whilst a couple of days ago three to four applications were received, colleges have time till August 31.

Based on the account, chairman, non-government college principal’s association, Tukaram Shiware elaborated on this one-time opportunity by the government, which won’t be applicable next year. Since more students than normally have passed, this step was undertaken. After the proposal, a university committee will go to the college, check the infrastructure and faculty to arrive at a decision, he said.

Additionally, St Xavier’s College portal has a circular indicating its willingness to start a new division for BMS and BMM. They are currently awaiting clarification, only after which they will release the second merit list for the extra division, stated the report. Apart from it, Wilson College is considering undertaking the proposal.

Colleges have also been permitted to increase capacity by up to 20%. Ruia that is said to have received a plethora of applications for its arts and science courses, may study the situation when it rolls out the second list to decide if they want more intake.

The principal of Podar College said that whilst the college wasn’t applying more divisions, has increased intake capacity due to its new BCom (Actuarial Sciences) program. Similarly, Jai Hind has commenced a new course.

Since many students weren’t able to register for admission on Mumbai University’s portal, additional time from August 18 to September 10 has been awarded by the authorities.

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