PATNA: Patna University (PU) is likely to begin the process of online admission of students to the three-year degree courses in its different colleges soon. The admission work would be expedited through the university management information system (UMIS). PU vice-chancellor Girish Kumar Chaudhary said the university has requested the chancellor to allow it to admit the students without entrance test and interviews. “For the last several years, PU colleges had been admitting students to all the undergraduate courses on the basis of centralized faculty-wise entrance tests as per the admission ordinance. But, owing to the Covid pandemic, it would not be feasible to conduct the entrance tests this time. Hence, a necessary amendment would have to be made in the ordinance for doing away with the entrance tests for a year through some transitory regulation,” the VC said. Chaudhary said as soon as permission is received from the chancellor’s office, PU would invite online applications from eligible candidates for admission to both the conventional as well as self-financing courses.
“Candidates will have to indicate their preferences of subjects and colleges in their applications and the admission would be made on merit-cum-choice basis. There would also be a provision of automatic up-gradation in the selection list in case of some vacancies and a student allotted a seat in B N College may be asked to get himself admitted in Patna Science College if his position on merit list is upgraded,” he said. The VC added as the online classes of students enrolled in both undergraduate and postgraduate courses have already started with the reopening of the institutions after summer vacation, shortage of teachers in different subjects has been hampering the smooth conduct of classes. “The services of more than 90 guest faculty were terminated before the commencement of summer vacation from May 1 and their reinstatement could be done only after appraisal by the university selection committee,” he added. “PU has already sought an appraisal report of individual teachers working as guest faculty in different subjects and the subject-wise selection committees will assess the performance of teachers from June 11. Services of teachers whose performance is found satisfactory will be renewed for another 11 months,” the VC said.
Courtesy – Toi