Chaos marks first day of PG courses counselling

Centralised admission under the faculty of Arts from today

Chaos marks first day of PG courses counselling

The counselling was scheduled for candidates belonging to NSS, NCC, Sports, cultural activities, Defence, Kashmiri migrants, foreign nationals, physically challenged, other Universities in Karnataka, outside Karnataka, and transgenders under the Supernumerary quota.

Although just over 600 seats were available under the quota, many candidates sought admission for a few seats ignoring the merit list announced last week. Besides, many non-supernumerary quota candidates also turned up seeking admission leading to confusion, said a BU official.

"Many candidates who had not applied under the supernumerary quota sought admission saying they belonged to the relevant categories. While many of them had not applied under the said quota, a few others had not submitted the required documents," the official added.

Toppers fail to turn up

In some instances, the officials had allotted the seats to others as those on the ranking list had not turned up when their names was called out.

However, those who turned up late insisted on their admission. “This put us in a fix. Although we had clearly instructed them to come half an hour early, their late arrival created problems," the official added.

According to sources, the fact that many candidates had not checked the merit list announced on September 16, it aggravated the problem. "Hence, many sought admission," the official said.

Although counselling at the basement of the Jnana Jyothi Auditorium began only at 11 am, a good one-and-a-half hour behind schedule, many students still arrived later.  The admission process comprised three stages - At first students’ application forms were checked at counter no 2 followed by the verification of documents and at the last leg, students were given on-the-spot admission if everything was in order.

Barring the transgender quota, all other categories had candidates on the day one. According to an official, many students, including foreign nationals, were given admission. The process went on till late evening.

From Tuesday, counselling will be held for various courses under the faculty of arts (including languages).

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