The Fact News Service
Jalandhar/Kapurthala, August 2
I.K. Gujral Punjab Technical University’s one-day offline counseling has received a record response towards admissions in various campus courses.
The main campus of the university, along with four other campuses, Amritsar, Hoshiarpur, Mohali One and Mohali Two (Khunimajra) campuses, have received a good response from the meritorious students. The university has registered more than 200 admissions in a day.
Due to the less availability of seats in the university campuses, every year all these campuses get a huge response as soon as admissions are opened. Although the university admission process is in a high category of merit-based, yet the response of students has increased every year.
Deputy Registrar Admissions Rishi Gupta informed that this year around 1500 campus seats have been earmarked for various courses, out of which engineering admission is yet to start on the basis of centralized online counseling, while other courses BCA, B. HMCT, B.A. and M.A. Journalism and Mass Communication, B.Sc. Food Technology, B.Sc. Physics, Chemistry and Maths, B. Planning, M. Architecture and M. Planning is included, students not only from different districts of Punjab but also from the various states of the country.
IKGPTU has the lowest fee and registration cost, only one thousand rupees, as compared to various private and government universities, which adjust the fee of 1000 rupees on getting seats according to merit.
Chief Coordinator Admissions Prof (Dr.) Vikas Chawla said that this time the seats have been increased by 25 percent on average keeping in view the demand of the students. It is better for those merit holder students who used to be denied admission due to less number of seats in IKGPTU main campus and its other campuses.
Registrar Dr. S.K Mishra said that this year, 20 percent of the total seats in the main campus, which does not include engineering seats, are filled in a day.
He said that the response of offline counseling was also good in both the campuses of Mohali including various university campuses, Kapurthala, Hoshiarpur, Amritsar and it is possible that due to lack of documentation, some students who were out of one day counseling, were admitted after clearance & the percentage of admissions may increase accordingly. He expressed satisfaction over the response of the students.