Indore: A day after Department of Higher Education (DHE) issued guidelines for centralised online counselling for session 2021-22, admission related activities have suddenly began in colleges in the city.
Students have started visiting colleges with minority status which are exempted from centralised online counselling and have privilege to grant in direct/offline mode.
As many as 38 minority colleges in the city will grant direct admission in the city whereas 100-odd institutes will participate in online counselling for taking admissions.
Colleges with minority status from Indore includes Gujarati College, Indore Christian College, Renaissance College, Shri Jain Diwakar College, Alexia College, ISBA College, Vishisht College, Indore Institute of Law, Arihant College, Comp-feeders College and Akshay Academy.
Lured by this benefit, more and more colleges in the state are applying for minority institute status. Till last year there were around 80 minority institutes in the state, a number which has been shot up to about 100 so far.
“The number may go up to 150,” Silawat said.
For minority college status, a college is required to appoint more than 50 per cent members in their educational society from minority community. The condition of minority institute is that such institute will have to admit 50 per cent of their total intake of students, belonging to minority community.
However, barely any minority college complies with this condition.
Minority colleges start registrations
Though the admissions process will start from August 1, the minority colleges have already started doing registrations of students. They are charging around Rs 5000 as registration fee for reserving admission seat for them. The registration amount will be adjusted with fee. Though minority colleges have privilege to grant direct admissions, they will have to upload information of each and every child online on e-pravesh portal.
Rs 1000 fee to be deposited during registration
In view of Covid-19, DHE has asked students to pay Rs 1000 online in the form of fee at the time registration and choice filling. After admission, the student will have to deposit the remaining fees in three installments. The DHE is taking Rs 1000 from students so that they get provisional admission in the colleges after allocation of seats. The DHE will forward Rs 1000 to that colleges in which the students will confirm admission.