Submit seat info on Degree Courses, University tells Colleges
Mumbai University has asked colleges to send information
on the number of seats filled and vacant in first year degree courses. Every year,
certain colleges ask for extra seats, while several others have some left. The varsity
wants to ensure that seats in all colleges are filled.
University officials decided to do this because some colleges asked varsity authorities
to allow 10% more seats than their capacity. Currently, more than 500 colleges are
affiliated with the university.
A varsity official said, "More than 15 colleges demanded extra seats for traditional
and self-financed courses. These colleges have been doing this every year. Earlier,
the varsity allowed them to increase seats, but from this year, it wants to stop
this practice as students have become picky in selecting colleges."
"We have sent the circular to all colleges asking detailed information about the
first year admission process. Instead of granting extra seats to some, we want students
to consider those colleges which have seats even if they are not of their choice,"
said Dr. Rajpal Hande, director, Board of College and University Development (BCUD).
"I don't understand why some students make a beeline for a specific college. At
least, when they don't get into a college of their choice, they should approach
the ones who have seats left."
Dr. T. A. Shivare, principal of Hinduja College and chairman of association of non-government
colleges, said, "Because there are so many students waiting to get admission, we
approached the varsity for more seats. Earlier, it used to grant extra seats; it
helps students get in to a college of their choice."
"Students choose a college because they know the faculty there, the college's past
results etc," Shivare added, explaining why some students insist on a particular
college. "Good infrastructure of a college also plays a major role in attracting
Courtesy: DNA India