The students aspiring to acquire post-graduate degree will have a sigh of relief, as Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University has decided to increase the intake capacity by 20 per cent. The rush for post-graduate seats, mainly for M Sc, M Com and MSW was experienced by the university this year. The university has decided to increase the seats, so that those who had applied earlier or even those who missed the chance can be accommodated.
Dr Govardhan Khadekar, In-charge of the on-line admission procedure of the University stated that those who had applied earlier and those who did not, but want to pursue post-graduation, will have to apply afresh for the final round of admission. This round will be undertaken in view of the additional 20 per cent seats. Besides, science and commerce courses, demand for Master in Social Work (MSW) has increased considerably.
The intake capacity of almost all the colleges affiliated to RTMNU has exhausted. Dr Khadekar informed The Live Nagpur that 412 seats for M Sc, 668 for M Com, 48 for M Com (Professional) and 247 for MSW have been increased. The seats will be made available to the colleges depending on their originally sanctioned intake capacity.
The seats will be available for the students who have acquired degrees from RTMNU only. Outsiders will not be eligible for admission against the increased seats. The colleges, which are being granted additional seats, will not be able to admit the students directly. The procedure of centralised admission will be followed by the University.
The reason behind rising in the number of applicants for post-graduate courses, appears to be on-line examinations conducted by the University. The examination appeared quite easy, as norms were relaxed for completing the entire procedure. The examinees were expected to solve 50% of the questions. Moreover, the questions were with multiple choice answers. A large number of students have secured 100 per cent marks in their respective degree courses. But there was no other option other than to conduct the examinations.