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Indore: College aspirants waiting for online counselling to start


Indore: Nearly a week has passed since declaration of MPBSE Class XII results but the  Department of Higher Education (DHE) has not begun centralised online counselling for admission in undergraduate and post-graduate courses offered by government and private colleges in the state. “Forget starting the counselling, even the date on which it would start has not been disclosed as yet,” said Class XII pass out student Amit Soni. Generally, the DHE declares admission guidelines and start registration for counselling by May 15. But this year, the department delayed the counselling for the reasons best known to them only.

Indore division additional director in-charge (higher education) SB Singh said that his higher-ups in Bhopal had informed him that the counselling would be started shortly.  “There are some official formalities which are to be completed before commencing the counselling. Once those formalities are over, registration process would start,” said Singh. Meanwhile, the DHE in a letter addressed to principals of government and private colleges asked to update their profiles online so that online admission counselling could be started. The colleges have been told to upload their profiles till May 22.

This implies that the online admission counselling is not going to start at least this weekend. Through centralised online counselling admissions are granted in BA, BSc, BCom, BBA, LLB, BSW, MA, MSc, MCom, MSW and other courses. Admissions in the colleges, barring minority colleges, are granted through the online counselling. Colleges with minority status are allowed to grant admission in offline mode. There are about 35 colleges in the city with minority institute status.

CET: Just in 4 days, registration figure more than seats

In just four days of registration process, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV) has received more than 2200 applications for common entrance test (CET) through which admission are granted in nearly a dozen university teaching departments.“We opened registration window on Monday and in just four days, the number of applications have crossed the number of available vacancies. There are a total of 2,170 vacant seats in 36 courses at DAVV against which the number of applications received so far is over 2,200,” said Anil Kumar, chairman, CET organising committee.

Last year, the DAVV had received 16,786 registrations. This year, DAVV is expecting about 20, 000 registrations with the number of test cities increased to 27 from last year’s nine. The CET is to be held in the third week of June. The exact date of the entrance test has not been decided as yet.