Snag hits online admission to government colleges

Dept of Collegiate Education to continue with manual process also

Snag hits online admission to government colleges

The plan of the Department of Collegiate Education (DCE) to introduce online forms as a means of admission to all government and aided degree colleges under it from this year, has hit a ‘technical snag’ prompting the department to continue admissions with the manual forms for the time being.

Officials are, however, are hopeful that online forms would soon be introduced once the problem is rectified.

An official from the department said: “There were a few technical reasons due to which the introduction of the online forms has been delayed. As a result, the government has decided to go for both manual application forms as well as the online forms, where they have been introduced earlier.”

When contacted, Nandankumar B G, Commissioner, DCE, confirmed the news. “As of now, admissions are going on both manually as well as through online forms.”

The idea of online admission forms for colleges was first introduced last year on a pilot basis in five government colleges in the City namely - 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.

The good response from students for the initiative prompted the DCE to make plans to introduce it in all the colleges under it.

Presently, there are as many as 362 government degree colleges and 314 government aided colleges and the initial plan was to introduce the initiative in all these colleges.

“Admissions will go on till the end of June or till July 15 and there is enough time for the problem to be solved. However, the decision has to be taken at the higher level. Once introduced, we expect maximum response just like last year,” said the official.

Advantages

Highlighting the advantages of the plan, he further said: “Such a system will bring about a huge change. Students who earlier had to run around from one college to another to fill up and submit application forms will no longer have to do so. Applying once through the online form is enough as all the colleges are under the system.”

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