With cut-offs in Delhi University (DU) touching record 100%, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU), or IP University as it is commonly called, turned out to be the next best option for many students this year.
However, here too, students have been left high and dry, as the counselling session for various courses offered by the university has been postponed indefinitely. The move came following a review of the intake per course by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), thereby reacting sharply to this development.
“I am sure this is not the first time that such a review has happened. Why is it being done at the cost of a student’s career? I didn’t get through Law anywhere else in the country and now I will have to wait till the university declares a counselling date,” said Mridul Gupta, an applicant.
Other students, who have made it to the university, also expressed anger. However, some of these students have decided to explore other options instead of waiting for any further notification from the university.
“I had applied for MBBS. Since they have postponed the counselling date indefinitely, I have decided to go ahead for the counselling for COMED-K examination held for colleges in Karnataka. By waiting for the counselling date, I might just miss out on this option as well,” said Surabhi Wahi.
The university has, however, claimed that it cannot take any action until the council declares the final intake for its courses, such as B.Tech (engineering), LLB (law), MBBS (medicine) and BHMS (bachelor of homeopathic medicine and surgery).
“The executive council decides the intake per course. For example, the present intake for MBBS is 240 and this figure is now under revision. Till the time we don’t get any notification from the council regarding the intake, we will not hold counselling sessions for any of the courses. Once it comes in, counselling for all courses will be held together,” said Nalini Ranjan, public relations officer, GGSIPU.