Govt. gears up to meet high demand for college seats
With all class 10 SSLC and II PU college students deemed as move this educational 12 months, the federal government is bracing itself for an increase in candidates making use of to schools, and plans to introduce measures comparable to shifts ought to the necessity come up.
Deputy Chief Minister and Higher Education Minister C.N. Ashwath Narayan estimated that this 12 months, the variety of II PU college students who move could enhance by 30%, which can lead to about two lakh extra candidates looking for admission into diploma schools.
“We will take measures accordingly to accommodate students in government and private colleges,” he stated.
Degree schools, too, are bracing themselves for a spike in demand for the restricted variety of seats they’ve. P. Pradeep, Commissioner, Department of Collegiate Education, stated they have been exploring methods to improve the consumption and utilise seats accessible successfully. “In some colleges, we may have to conduct classes in two shifts,” he stated. “But intake in many of the 430 government degree colleges is not yet full.”
In the final educational 12 months, roughly round 30,000 of 1.15 lakh seats within the arts part have been taken. The demand for commerce was the best with 70,000 of 80,000 seats stuffed. In the science stream, 25,000 of 35,000 seats have been stuffed.
PU schools too will face extra demand as all SSLC college students might be declared as move although they’ve to seem for an examination. R. Snehal, Director, Department of Pre-University Education, stated if personal schools ask to improve consumption, they are going to permit them to achieve this based mostly on infrastructure accessible on their campuses.
Experts additionally level out that the Gross Enrolment Ratio into greater schooling is probably going to enhance this 12 months.
A couple of college principals, nevertheless, expressed concern in regards to the destiny of scholars from rural areas.
Many felt that given the clamour for seats, these college students could choose out of additional research. “The government has to conduct extensive programmes to ensure that students particularly from rural areas enrol in PU courses and UG programmes,” stated a authorities diploma college principal stated.