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14 new junior colleges seek nod

The admissions to class XI would be conducted in a centralised online mode and the preparations were under way, officials said.

Written by Ardhra Nair | Pune |
April 30, 2015 3:51:05 am
Once the sanction is received, colleges would be given permissions, said Ramchandra Jadhav, deputy director of education. Once the sanction is received, colleges would be given permissions, said Ramchandra Jadhav, deputy director of education.

As many as 14 new junior colleges have sought permission to run in Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad area for the academic year 2015-16. The proposals have been forwarded to the government. Once the sanction is received, colleges would be given permissions, said Ramchandra Jadhav, deputy director of education.

The admissions to class XI would be conducted in a centralised online mode and the preparations were under way, officials said. “There is a meeting between the core committee members, admission committee members and the software providers in Garware college on May 2. During the meeting, we will chalk out the details and the timetable for the admission of class XI students,” said Jadhav.

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“The colleges will have a capacity of about 80 seats. This will include Arts, Science and Commerce faculties,” said officials. Last year, the total seats in all the three streams was about 67,665. There will be about 10 per cent increase in the seats this year. All this will be declared after the meeting on May 2,” added the official from the deputy director’s office.

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Balasaheb Ovhal, assistant deputy director of education, Pune division, said that this year, there were no applications requesting shutting down of college divisions. “Last year, 5-10 colleges had less students in the Arts faculty. The colleges had only five or so students in the Arts division and they found it was not viable to teach such a low number of students. So, they requested us to be allowed to close down the classes. We had to shift these students to other colleges,” said Ovhal. “This time, we have asked the colleges to give an undertaking that whatever the number of students, they will not request to shut down divisions later,” he added.

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