PU colleges drawing students in hordes

PATNA: With the publication of results of Class XII examinations conducted by different boards, including ICSE, CBSE and BSEB, and the last date for submission of application forms for admission to the three-year degree course drawing closer, the admission counters of all Patna University (PU) colleges are witnessing an unprecedented rush of admission seekers. The last date for submission of admission forms is June 21.

While Patna Science College, which imparts honours teaching in science subjects only, has already sold more than 1,250 forms, B N College, which imparts honours teaching in both arts and science subjects, has sold over 1,500 forms. Patna College, which continues to be the first choice of students desirous of pursuing honours courses in humanities and social science subjects, has also registered a sale of more than 1,000 forms.

Magadh Mahila College, which imparts honours teaching in humanities, social science, commerce and science subjects, has sold more than 2,500 forms. The number of application forms already sold in different streams include 1,000 for BA Part I honours, 500 for BSc Part I honours and 1,000 for BCom Part I honours.

The commerce teaching is held under self-financing scheme and the last date for submission of forms for admission is June 20, said college principal Dolly Sinha.

Patna Women’s College, which imparts honours teaching in arts, science and commerce streams, is also witnessing huge rush of admission seekers. The first selection list for admission to BCom honours course (run under self-financing scheme) has already been published and the second selection list, if any, is likely to be published on June 18.

The admission rush is, however, not for all honours subjects, especially in arts stream. Subjects like history, geography, economics, political science and sociology are drawing maximum rush, while subjects like Sanskrit, Arabic, Persian, Maithili and philosophy have few takers, said Patna College admission incharge Randhir Kumar Singh.

B N College principal K K Maltiar said that many language departments, including Bengali, Maithili and Persian, had to be closed for want of students. Vocational courses like functional English are, however, drawing huge rush, he said.

Source: TOI

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