July 12, 2015 1:11:26 am
While admissions are in full swing in the colleges of Chandigarh, the only government college in Mohali is struggling to fill up its seats across different streams.
Situated in Phase VI, Mohali, the college offers various courses in Arts, Commerce and Science. Counselling started on July 1 and is scheduled to go on till July 14.
In BSc (Medical), only 12 of the 30 seats have been filled. In case of BSc (Computer Applications), seven of the 30 seats have been filled, while in BSc (Biotechnology), only five of the 15 seats have been filled.
However, in BSc (Non-Medical), only four of the 30 seats are available.
In BCA, all 40 seats have been filled, while in BA, of the 650 seats, 170 have been filled.
Suman Gandhi, the principal of the college, said that due to the college being affiliated to Punjabi University, Patiala, instead of Panjab University (PU), it has few takers. “Chandigarh already has a lot of good colleges. So, why would anyone prefer to come here? It’s mostly students from rural areas of Punjab and the surrounding villages of Mohali and Chandigarh who come here.”
A number of teachers echoed her views. “While Punjabi University is also an acclaimed university, it cannot be considered on par with PU. The lure of studying in colleges affiliated to PU and living in Chandigarh is too hard to forsake for many students,” said a professor, wishing to remain anonymous.
Meena Bharati, a professor of Biotechnology, said, “What the students don’t realise is that our college has more experienced professors than the colleges of PU. A lot of students are not aware of the science courses on offer here. They get attracted to private colleges which advertise a lot, whereas being a government college, we don’t have enough funds to advertise.”
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