CHHAPRA: More than 10,000 students have submitted their application forms for admission to Degree (Part I) courses in different colleges under Jai Prakash University (JPU). According to sources, March 23 had been notified as the last date for fresh registrations in undergraduate courses to fill up the vacant seats. The applicants were allowed to change their subject and college preferences.
PU witnessed a huge rush of students on Tuesday, but the worst sufferers were the girls, who had come from remote places for submitting their forms. One of them, Mamta Kumari from Panapur in the Saran district, told this newspaper, “I have been waiting for my turn to submit the application form. Now, I am not sure if I will be able to catch a bus to Panacur.” Meanwhile, in view of the applicants’ plight, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad member Rajani Kant Singh requested vice-chancellor Faruque Ali for a deadline extension. JPU’s public relations officer (PRO) Harishchandra, however, pointed out that the previous deadline (March 19) had already been extended once till March 23 in order to fill up the vacant seats. He added, “During the last few years, science and commerce have become the preferred streams and zoology and psychology the popular subjects among the students.” Spread in Saran, Siwan and Gopalganj districts, JPU has 21 constituent and 12 affiliated colleges with 36,000 sanctioned seats in Degree course