Lucknow University has suspended 19 post-graduate courses including diploma, PG diploma, proficiency, and certificate courses this year. Reason: these courses failed to attract students. As per the university's rule, a self-financed course must have at least 40% of the total applications or admissions to run the course. The courses that will remain suspended this year includes proficiency in Arabic, proficiency in Bangla, M.A /M.Sc bio-statistics, advanced diploma in clinic nutrition and dietetics, advanced diploma in food processing, diploma in food production, certificate of proficiency in French, advanced diploma in German, diploma in health and hygiene, PG diploma in management of public relations, proficiency in Persian, PG diploma in reproduction and child health, PG diploma in rural management, PG diploma in travel management, advance diploma in Russian, diploma in Russian, M.A in Russian, proficiency in Urdu, and M.A in Women Studies.
Last year, around 48 courses, both PG and diplomas were suspended after they failed to attract adequate number of students. All is certainly not well with Lucknow University. Even after extending the last date for submission of application forms for admissions to post-graduate and diploma courses, the university had received 12,637 forms. Though the university admission officials kept mum on continuous extension of dates, sources said candidates seeking admission faced severe problems in the online forms. Therefore, the university was forced to increase the dates. The university released its PG admissions data on July 27, two days after closing down the admission window. However, the university received maximum of 1,261 forms for L.L.b (three year) followed by 943 in M.Com (Commerce). A total of 702 applications were received for M.A (Sociology), 560 for M.A (English), 506 for Masters of Social Work (MSW), 506 for M.Sc (Mathematics), 465, in M.Com in Applied Economics, 432 in M.Sc (Botany), 411 in M.Sc (Chemistry), and M.Sc (Physics), 401 in M.A (Political Science), 391 in M.A (Economics), 346 in M.A (Hindi) and 311 in M.Sc (Zoology).
Among the courses that received poor response from the students include M.A (French) with only 10 applications, M.A (Jyotir Vigyan) with 27 applications, M.A (Persian) with 14 applications, M.Sc Mass Communication in Science and Technology with 22 applications, Masters of Business Law with 26 applications, Masters of Event Management with 16 applications, PG Diploma in Archaeology and Museology with 12 applications, P.G Diploma in Human Resource Development with 21 applications and many others. The university has received a total of 11,800 forms last year. Meanwhile, the university will begin the counselling for post-graduate courses from August 4. On Friday, counselling for left over seats in BA, BA (Hons), B.Com, B.Com (Hons), B.B.A (IB), B.T.A took place. In the morning hours on 4th August, counselling for left over seats in B.Sc (Maths), B.Sc (Bio), B.C.A and L.L.b will be held. P.G counselling will end on 17th August. For further details, students can log onto university's website, www.lkouniv.ac.in
Courtesy: Times of India