The direct impact of the ban on admission to first year admission in 129 colleges affiliated to Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj University will be on the admission process for the academic session 2019-20. These colleges were having 35,000 seats, with RTMNU’s bar admission to these seats won’t be possible. As a result, students may have to face tough competition to secure admission this year.
For the last three years, students prefer for traditional degree courses over technical courses after Class XII.
The most sought after courses are commerce and science. Most of the colleges who were barred from taking fresh admissions were offering courses in science and commerce stream. A total of 585 colleges are affiliated to the Nagpur University. There 30,000 seats in first year of science stream courses while commerce has intake capacity of 42,000 students.
After the restriction, number of seats in science stream decreased to 18,000 and commerce courses are expected to reduce to 17,000. Apart from this, the seats of Arts and Bachelor of Vocational course will also be reduced. The University, however, has not officially declared that how many seats will be affected by the entry ban. When asked, officials claimed that students will not face any problem during the admission. Seats will be increased if required.
The university claimed that action has been taken against the colleges with the aim to maintain the quality of higher education.
It is notable that HSC results of Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education are likely to be announced by May 25. While the results of the final year BA, BSc and BCom will be released in a few days. Before the results, the admission process of colleges will start.