The admissions to first semester of undergraduate courses in state colleges reached its peak on Tuesday with over 1.12 lakh students enrolled till 6pm.
The information regarding admissions was continuing to pour in at a fast pace even late on Tuesday evening and the department of higher education was hopeful of quick improvement in the enrollment tally till late evening.
Meanwhile, the DHE has extended the date for payment of fees till July 3. Earlier, the last date was July 2.
Sources in the department said that it is expected that maximum of the 2.03 lakh students who have been given seat allotments in the first round of online counselling would take admissions by Wednesday evening.
The re-choice filling in second round of admission for the vacant seats would commence from July 4 and continue till July 8. The allotments for second round would be announced on July 10.
Bit of confusion reigned at some of the colleges in city as the candidates failed to produce original documents like marksheet, transfer certificate, caste certificate and others, forcing the college authorities to refuse formalisation of their education.
Several candidates had given written undertaking during verification of documents process that they would present some of the original documents during admission formalisation, but are failing to do so as they could not get the relevant documents made in time, sources said.
The DHE sources said that over 17,000 admissions had been conducted to postgraduate courses too till Tuesday evening.
Colleges in the state have started conducting zero classes where motivational lectures and moral education inputs are being provided to the students attending classes.
The academic session 2013-14 in state colleges commenced formally on Monday, July 1. While the undergraduate first semester admissions are still in process, the senior students, meaning students of third and fifth semesters attended classes in different colleges.
Also some first semester students whose admissions are done are coming to the colleges, he said.
The higher education minister Laxmikant Sharma, the principal secretary of higher education JN Kansotia and commissioner of higher education VS Niranjan have issued messages on the commencement of new session.
The minister and the officials mainly emphasised is on upholding quality education efforts in the colleges during the current session too.