Online applications to govt colleges a hit among students

Online applications to govt colleges a hit among students

Initiative piloted in five degree institutes to be extended to other degree colleges. 

For the first time, five government degree colleges in Bangalore are accepting online applications from this academic year and considering the number of applications they have got, the new initiative seems to have been received well.  

Maharani Arts, Commerce and Management College, Maharani Science College for Women, both at KR Circle; Government RC College of Commerce and Management, Chalukya Circle; Government First Grade College, Vijayanagar and Government First Grade College, KR Puram have introduced the online system of submitting the applications. A student can fill up a single application form to apply to all the five colleges and in each of these they can opt for a maximum of three subject combinations. 

Thousands apply

Barely has it been five days since the facility was launched, as many as 3,242 students have applied for a total of 5,875 seats in the five colleges, as on 12.30 pm on Wednesday.

RC College of Commerce and Management received 1,319 applications, the highest of the five. Maharani College of Arts, Commerce and Management received the second highest number of applications, 824.

This was followed by 554 applications at the Government First Grade College, Vijayanagar, 421 at the Government First Grade College, KR Puram, while Maharani Science College has received only 136 applications. 

“By June 2, we hope to announce the first list of eligible candidates for admissions and as more seats fall vacant, we will subsequently announce the second and third list,” said Ramesh Reddy N, informatics officer, Department of Collegiate Education (DCE). 

The system of online application was introduced in the five colleges on a pilot basis and plans are on to extend it to other government colleges in the coming years.

“There are 20 government colleges in Bangalore Urban and we are working on a plan to implement the system in these colleges. Subsequently we will extend the system to all the 71 colleges in Bangalore region,” said Ramesh.  

Paperless system

The entire system of admission in these colleges have been made paperless. Computers are installed at the colleges so that students who cannot access a computer and internet connection, can fill up the online form in the college itself and submit it then and there itself, according to Ramesh.

Principal of the Government RC College of Commerce and Management S V Nandavadgi said: “Admissions in online system is transparent and based purely on merit and on the reservation quota. There is no chance of influencing the outcome of admissions through pressure or discretionary powers,” he said.

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