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MKU constituent colleges trail in admissions

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“Ideally bridge courses should be conducted for first year students”

While a majority of the colleges in Madurai and surrounding areas, particularly government-run colleges, have completed admissions for the academic year 2016-17, the six constituent colleges of Madurai Kamaraj University (MKU) and the MK University College on Alagarkoil Road here are lagging far behind.

Activists and faculty members point out that the students, particularly those from poorer economic background, are forced to opt for the expensive self-financing colleges and courses because of the delay.

“Classes are to begin for first year students in many colleges from the coming week. However, in some of these constituent colleges, it looks like the admission process may get stretched till July,” said a faculty member of the MKU College, Alagarkoil Road.

“For instance, the constituent college in Andipatti has called the first list of students for admission on June 20. Then, based on the vacancies, waitlisted candidates should be informed. It will take another week or two,” he added.

He pointed out that the situation was worse at the MKU College, Alagarkoil Road, where the first selection list was put up on the notice board only on Wednesday.

Another faculty member from the constituent college in Tirumangalam said that ideally bridge courses should be conducted for first year students.

“For instance, many might have done schooling in Tamil medium and they could be switching to English medium. Government wants additional classes to be conducted for the first year students to bridge such gaps,” he also said.

On the contrary, he added that the colleges would not even be able to conduct the minimum number of classes required for the term due to the delay in admission.

The Principal of one of the constituent colleges attributed the delay to the general delay in decision making at Madurai Kamaraj University due to the absence of Vice-Chancellor.

Instructions given

A senior official from the university, however, blamed it on the constituent colleges. “Adequate instructions have been given to them well in advance by the university. However, they have not followed them,” he said.

He added that apart from the difficulties to students the constituent colleges were also losing out on revenue to self-financing colleges because of the delay.



Principal of one of the constituent colleges attributed the delay to general delay in decision making at MKU due to the absence of V-C



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