GU opens doors for students outside its ‘territory’

The Gujarat University (GU) has decided to increase the intake of students from outside its territorial jurisdiction coming to seek admission in colleges affiliated with it from current academic session.

Vice-Chancellor Adesh Pal said the decision was taken to ensure seats did not remain vacant, particularly in self-financed BCA and BBA courses.

He said though the university had earlier reserved two per cent of seats for students from outside university's territorial jurisdiction, the new decision had lifted the restriction and now any number of students from outside the GU jurisdiction could take admission if they fulfilled the admission criteria. GU's jurisdiction extended from Ahmedabad to entire central Gujarat region and most parts of south Gujarat.

However, he said the first preference would be given to the students from university's jurisdiction.

V-C said several colleges running BBA and BCA courses had complained of their seats remaining vacant as they did not find adequate number of students to fill up the seats. They could not admit students from outside the university's territorial jurisdiction because of restriction of maximum of two per cent for such students. There were at least seven BBA and three BCA colleges that failed to pay the annual development fee to the university because they did not get sufficient students and ultimately their revenue earnings came down drastically.

In another new initiative, the university dispensation has allowed students having done their schooling in Gujarati medium schools to take admission in English medium colleges. Earlier, only those students who had studied either in English medium schools or taken English as a subject in Class XI and XII were allowed.

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