Chennai colleges consider fully online admission process

Chennai colleges consider fully online admission process

City colleges are planning to go completely online for admission process due to Covid-19 crisis. The higher education department also announced that admissions to 109 government arts and science colleges will be done online. There are more than 92,000 seats available in these colleges.

Loyola College is planning to convert the entire admission process into online. “We used to call for students for certificate verification and interview. This year students will not be allowed to enter our campus and certificate verification and interviews will be held online,” said principal Thomas Amirtham.

The college plans to use a digi locker facility to verify the marks of the students. The interviews are likely to take place on apps like Google Meet.

The college is introducing two commerce courses BCom Accounting and Finance, BCom Computer Applications. These courses are based on emerging areas like fintech, block chain and data analytics. “These are two new courses that will cover recent developments in fintech technology. It will open global opportunities to the students,” he added.

Madras Christian College also plans to move its admission process online. “We have opened the online portal for applications. After uploading, the applications will be ranked and sent to the concerned departments automatically,” said principal P Wilson. The college is also thinking of moving the enrolling process online.

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So far, students appear in person for interviews at Ethiraj College for Women. “This year we don’t know how to conduct personal interviews. There is a possibility we may conduct the interviews online,” said principal S Kothai. The college also introducing two new PG programmes MSc Psychology and MA in Human Resource Management.

DG Vaishnav College is also planning to conduct interviews via video conference.

As per the announcement by higher education minister K P Anbalagan, applications will be available from July 20 for admission to 109 government arts and science colleges at and The state has also launched new portals for polytechnic colleges. Students can apply at www.tngptc.inor

Courtesy: TOI

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