Pure sciences and arts continue to draw students
A steep fall in demand for Post Graduate courses in applied sciences and self finance courses at Acharya Nagarjuna University has raised concerns over the feasibility of such courses in future.
Courses like Bio-Chemistry, Bio-Technology, Microbiology and Master of Human Resources Management etc which have been most sought after till 2012, had few takers in the P.G Counselling which ended on Tuesday.
For instance, in Bio-Technology, 74 seats out of 84 seats are vacant, while in Microbiology, just nine seats were filled out of the strength of 166 seats, and in Bio-Chemistry, just 20 seats have been filled so far out of 174 seats.
A new course, M.Sc (Nano Bio-Technology) too has few takers.
Courses like 5-year integrated MBA course (International Business) too fell flat. Just 17 seats have been filled so far out of 50 seats.
In contrast, courses in arts and commerce continue to attract students. M.A (History & Archeology), M.A (Journalism & Mass Communication) and M.A (Political Science) continue to do well. Out of 30 seats in Journalism, only 3 seats have been left unfilled.
Master of Education (M.Ed) continues to draw students. Out of sanctioned seats of 180, only 25 have been left so far.
The demand for pure sciences, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry etc, has come as a relief.
Summing up the P.G counseling, Director of P.G Admissions G. Rosaiah and Additional Director S. Murali Mohan said that seats in established colleges have been filled up.
The second phase of counseling for those seeking admission in M.Sc (Chemistry) and M.Ed would be held soon.
Spot admissions would be held for those who have not applied for the ANU PGCET. Students who join the courses in spot admissions would be ineligible for the fees reimbursement scheme.
For details on the availability of seats, one can log onto- http:// www.nagarjunauniversity.ac. in/seats_vacancy_mf%20as% 20on%2004-06-2013.pdf
Second phase of counseling for those seeking admission in M.Sc (Chemistry) and M.Ed to be held soon
Spot admissions would be held for those who have not applied for the ANU PGCET