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Slow Admission Process in Mangalore Colleges Amidst PU Examination Delays

Sluggish Admission Process In Mangalore University Colleges Amidst Pu Examination Delays

The admission process at government degree colleges and constituent degree colleges affiliated with Mangalore University (MU) has experienced a slow start this season, deviating from the bustling queues witnessed in previous years. Representatives from these colleges attribute the sluggish response to the Karnataka state government’s decision to conduct three pre-university (PU) examinations, causing candidates to defer their academic decisions until all results are announced.

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As of now, two PU exams have concluded, and candidates are expected to finalize their academic plans only after the remaining results are declared. For instance, University College in Hampankatta, a constituent college under MU, has received merely 200 applications for the BCom first year, a significant drop from the usual nearly 400 applications received as soon as admissions were declared open.

Anasuya Rai, principal of University College, explained that many candidates, aiming to enhance their passing percentages or those who failed in the II PU examinations, are awaiting the results of PU examinations 2 and 3 before deciding on their academic path.

Similarly, Government First Class Women’s College in Balmatta, Mangaluru, which witnessed over 350 admissions last year, is observing a scattered response this year. Jagadish Bala, the college principal, noted that some eligible candidates are delaying admissions, aware that classes will commence only after mid-August or July at the latest.

However, BCA, the most sought-after course in the region, has already filled its admissions quota. Bala mentioned that final PU marks cards will be issued to candidates only after the completion of all three examinations, with interim access to online marks cards.

To aid admission seekers, some colleges have established helpdesks for swift processing, ensuring admissions in less than 10 minutes. Despite this effort, Jayakara Bhandary M, principal of Dr P Dayananda Pai – P Satisha Pai Government First Grade College, Carstreet, expressed that the response has been underwhelming. Expectations are set on the admissions process gaining momentum post the conclusion of all three PU examinations.

Moreover, a lecturer highlighted that the post-pandemic scenario and the implementation of the National Education Policy 2020 have steered many youngsters towards allied health sciences, ITI, fire and safety, and other vocational courses offering rapid job opportunities and lucrative pay, further contributing to the decline in admissions to traditional degree courses.

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