Indore: Though BEd colleges witnessed less than 40 per cent admissions in two rounds of centralised online admissions counselling, the third round witnessed a record number of registrations for the two-year programme giving hope to the colleges of improvement in admission scenario.
More than 47,600 students registered for the third round of the counselling which is a record.
“Generally, we see registrations close to 35,000 to 40,000 for the first round and then 15,000 to 18,000 in second and 10,000 to 12,000 in third round. This year, the trend reversed,” said Comp-Feeder College chairman Awadhesh Dave.
The registrations were close to merely 26,000 students against 60,000 vacant seats in the first round, the figure which rose to nearly 47,400 in the second round.
The third round registration took the number close to total 1,20,000 registrations giving a big sigh of relief to colleges.
Dave wished that the registrations also translate into admissions, at least this time. In the first two rounds, the registrations figure had risen above the number of vacant seats yet less than 40 per cent seats could be filled in BEd colleges across the state. In case of Indore, the admission figure was slight better at 42 per cent.
“Reason for lesser number of admissions was poor allocations of students to colleges by Department of Higher Education,” said Indore Mahavidyalaya chairman Girdhar Nagar.
He stated that the DHE did not allocate students in adequate numbers even when the registration figure was way higher than vacancies.
“I wish in the third and final round the DHE will fill seats in all BEd colleges,” Nagar said adding that the final allocations of students will be made on Saturday.
The colleges also demanded college-level counselling if seats are still left vacant after third round of counselling.
“If students are eligible and seats are vacant in colleges, I don’t understand why CLC is not permitted in BEd colleges. In all courses barring education courses, CLC is held to fill vacant seats. Why only education courses are not given such an opportunity has never been explained by the powers that be,” said Shri Yashwant College chairman Ravi Bhadoria.
The colleges also reiterated their demand of providing contact number of students who have been allocated seats in their campuses so that they can be contacted for confirmation of admissions.